Tunisia: Opposition decries coup, will boycott December elections

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“The National Salvation Front, a body representing the main parties in Tunisia’s opposition, including Ennahdha, has announced that it will boycott December elections to replace a parliament dissolved by President Kais Saied. Saied called the December vote after he suspended the Ennahdha-dominated assembly and dismissed Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi in July 2021, before later pushing through a new constitution that critics say enshrines one-man rule. ‘The National Salvation Front has definitively decided to boycott the upcoming elections,’ said Ahmed Nejib Chebbi, the head of the alliance, which is made up of parties and movements opposed to Saied.” (09/08/22)