Carnegie’s Tunisia Monitor project tracks the status of the country’s transition in the economic, political, and security spheres. This project provides original analysis and policy recommendations from a network of Tunisian contributors and Carnegie experts to inform decisionmakers in Tunisia, Europe, and the United States. This endeavor is supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations.
It severely weakens political parties and opens the door for the president to prevent anyone who has criticized him from seeking office.
Since his self-coup last July, Kais Saied has expanded his control over everything from the legislature to the media.
One year ago, Tunisian President Kais Saied’s self-coup put the country’s democratic transition in jeopardy. Carnegie experts examine the key aspects of Tunisia’s stalled transition through a comparative lens, both with other countries’ transitions and Tunisia’s own sectoral changes over time.
Tunisia’s president has just prepared a new constitution, whose principal aim is to enhance his own authority.
It looks like negotiations with the IMF are progressing. The international community is very worried about the potential for financial collapse in Tunisia and seems willing, for now, to overlook Saied’s authoritarian consolidation and push forward with assistance without political conditionality.
Tunisia is staring down an unprecedented fiscal crisis while a would-be dictator smashes checks and balances.
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