The decision, taken after a meeting at the Presidential Palace, gives Syed full executive powers. The Tunisian president said the move was enshrined in the country’s constitution.
“The constitution will not allow me to dissolve parliament, but rather suspend its functioning,” Syed said.
He said he followed it Article 80 of the Tunisian Constitution allows for the adoption of such measures in the face of “immediate danger”.. Saeed used this passage to suspend the immunity of the MPs.
The constitution states that the president has direct responsibility only for foreign affairs and the armed forces.
Parliamentary proceedings were suspended this Sunday following protests against the country’s authorities, especially the ruling Ennada party, with an Islamic orientation.
According to Reuters, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital, Tunis, to support Syed’s decision.
Protesters protest against the country’s authorities, especially the Ennada Party – Photo: REUTERS / Zoubeir Souissi
‘Strike against revolution’
Ennada, Tunisia’s largest parliamentary party, has been the country’s main political force since 2011, sparking a popular uprising. Arab Spring.
The party viewed the decision of an independent Syed as a “conspiracy against the revolution and the constitution.”
“We believe that the institutions are still sustainable and that Ennahta supporters and the Tunisian people will defend the revolution,” said party leader Rach Ghannouchi.
Tunisia faces strong wave of Govt-19. The epidemic has killed about 18,000 people in a country of 12 million people.
People are protesting against the government’s unresponsiveness to the health crisis, which has led to a lack of oxygen.
The country has been facing political conflict for more than a year between Syed and Messi. Moreover, the Tunisian economy is facing a severe economic crisis.
After suspending parliament, Syed announced the appointment of a new prime minister.
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