Good governance and rule of law

A week before the legislative elections, due to be held on 18 December, the National Salvation Front, a coalition of opposition parties, organised a protest in the capital Tunis to demand the departure of the President of the Republic, Kais Saied.

Gathered at the main avenue in the city centre, Habib Bourguiba, the protestors chanted “Freedom, freedom, the police state is over” and held up postersreading“get out” or “the oppressed citizen is now poorer and hungrier.”

It is worth noting that duringthe economic crisis, with a debt exceeding 100% of its GDP, Tunisia is preparing to hold new legislative elections with a new parliament without real prerogatives after President Kais Saied freezed the old parliament and passed a new constitution that grants it vast prerogatives.