Tunisian president declares transitional rules, new electoral law

Tunisia's President Kais Saied holds at a past function in Tunis, Tunisia, October 13, 2019. /VCG Photo

Tunisian President Kais Saied said on Monday he had instituted transitional governing rules and would introduce a new electoral law.

Addressing supporters in Sidi Bouzid, Saied also spoke against what he called strife and sedition.

Saied dismissed the prime minister, suspended parliament and assumed all governing powers on July 25 but he has yet to name a new premier or declare a roadmap for the future, raising concerns over his intentions.

He did not give any details on the transitional governing rules or the new electoral law, something that could signal preparations for elections to replace the frozen parliament.


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