Are Tunisians ready for a constitutional referendum?

Demonstrators hold Tunisian national flags during a protest.
Demonstrators hold Tunisian national flags during a protest against Tunisian President Kais Saied's seizure of governing powers [Zoubeir Souissi/ Reuters]

For the last eight months, Tunisian President Kais Saied has initiated several political changes in the North African country: sacking his prime minister, suspending parliament, announcing rule by decree and dissolving the Supreme Judicial Council. His opponents have accused him of a coup, while the country deals with a deep economic crisis and food shortages.

This week, a national consultation process to help frame a new constitution ended. Still, many are left wondering whether the country will continue down a democratic path.


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Source: Al Jazeera