For his misfortune, Tunisia’s president finds himself on the opposite side of the powerful Tunisian General Labor Union.
President Kais Saied needs more carrots than sticks.
The conflict in Ukraine is exacerbating an already poor economic situation in Tunisia.
A decade after their successful uprising, Tunisians are still waiting for the realization of their political, economic, and social demands, despite frightful signs of a lagging economy and stunted politics.
Five months after he seized power, Kais Saied has given no signs he plans to return the country to its democratic path.
Tunisian President Kais Saied has slowly and steadily consolidated power into his own hands since his July 25, 2021 self-coup. While the United States and Europe have taken an increasingly critical stance against Saied’s actions, the Tunisian leader has ignored their requests for a return to a constitutional order and an inclusive political process.