Tunisia’s president extends decree giving him full power
TUNIS: Tunisia’s president has prolonged the special powers he granted himself a month ago when he began ruling by decree after firing the prime minister, freezing parliament and lifting the immunity of lawmakers.
President Kais Saied had been expected to step back within 30 days, the time the Tunisian Constitution allows for such special measures. On Friday, Saied assured that changes would be made “in the coming days,” while adding that “the institutions of state are functioning normally.” As the 30-day deadline approached, the president issued a decree late Monday saying that exceptional measures would remain in place “until further notice.” – AP