We urgently need a radical new framework to protect the fundamental rights of all human beings.
Haythem Guesmi is a Tunisian academic and writer.
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The spirit of the uprising lives on in the hearts and minds of millions of Arabs.
After a few years of being governed by Saied, the Tunisian state is already struggling to fulfil its responsibilities.
But the country cannot defeat this old societal ill under his divisive and hateful regime.
If global powers are genuinely concerned about Saeid’s attacks on democracy, they should stop bankrolling his regime.
President Saeid’s decision to turn to the IMF to save Tunisia’s economy will sound the death knell for his regime.
Saturday’s sham election will not be able to save President Saeid’s authoritarian regime.
Ennahdha can help stop Tunisia’s democratic backsliding – but to succeed, it needs to reform itself.
Rejecting the referendum is the only way for Tunisians to take a stand against Kais Saied’s autocratic legalism.
The birthplace of the Arab Spring is now an autocracy and Western democracies helped it get there.