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Tunisia’s president announces an extension of the parliamentary moratorium

Tunisia's president announces an extension of the parliamentary moratorium

On the evening of August 23rd, local time, Tunisian President Saeed issued a statement saying that the suspension of the Tunisian parliament would continue until further notice, Reuters and Agence France-Presse reported. In addition, Saeed extended the suspension of parliamentary immunity.

Mr Saeed said he would speak nationally in the coming days, but gave no further details.

On 25 July, Tunisian President Saeed announced that, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Constitution, he had decided to dismiss Prime Minister Mehshi and suspend parliamentary activities.

At the same day’s meeting, he said that Tunisia is currently facing a serious situation, in order to protect the country and people, he took these emergency measures in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Constitution.

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