Opposition worried what President Kais Saied’s next step will be with a number of opposition figures in prison.
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The crackdown on opponents of President Saied has sparked international criticism and fears of a return to autocracy.
The president has tried to look abroad to get the country out of its economic crisis, without much success.
Opposition parties say the only way forward for Tunisia is to get out of President Kais Saied’s system of one-man rule.
Less than 9 percent of voters turned up to cast their ballot amid an opposition boycott of parliamentary elections.
President Saied has tried to drum up support, but the opposition is boycotting polls and turnout is expected to be low.
President Saied’s rule changes have been met with anger from the opposition and apathy from much of the public.
As overseas voting begins, voter apathy is palpable and begs the question if the spirit of democracy in Tunisia is dead.
Food shortages have been ongoing for months in Tunisia, another sign of the country’s economic crisis.
Tunisian United Network says high-ranking officials have committed crimes that could lead to sanctions.