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Soumoud Coalition Drops Support for Kais Saied – Middle East Monitor

In an official statement, Tunisia’s Soumud coalition said it no longer supported President Kais Said’s 25 July movement and called for a boycott of the December parliamentary elections.

This coalition is made up of a group of academics and experts who initially supported Said. controversial move On 25 July 2021, he dismissed the government and frozen parliament.

In a statement on Monday, the coalition said Said had deviated from its July 25 demands and “imposed a unilateral decision.”

It called for a boycott of candidacy, advocacy and voting at each stage of the legislative election. Elections are scheduled for December 17.

The coalition says Said is arguing that he will progressively “impose a unilateral vision aimed at implementing his own political project” by calling for a docile and obedient parliament on the executive branch. rice field. Said also seeks to restrict and intimidate dissenters and journalists by restricting freedoms, especially freedom of expression and assembly, Smoud added in his statement.

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https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20221012-tunisia-soumoud-coalition-abandons-support-for-kais-saied/ Soumoud Coalition Drops Support for Kais Saied – Middle East Monitor

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