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Tunisia: President Saied suspends parliament, dismisses PM Mechichi

    26 July 2021
    • Announcement comes after protests targeting Ennahdha's offices across the country
    • President invokes Art 80 of the constitution for imminent danger hampering normal functioning
    • President fails to consult head of government and president of parliament
    • Article 80 explicitly states that parliament cannot be dissolved
    • President takes over the executive, to govern by decree
    • Other measures to be announced
    • Ennahdha rejects the president's move, denouncing it as a coup