Tunisia: "A coup is never a good sign for a democratic process"

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Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed, in October 2019, during his swearing in, in Tunis.

REUTERS - Zoubeir Souissi

By: Florent Guignard

8 mins

Concern looms over the future of Tunisian democracy after President Kaïs Saïed's coup last Sunday, which suspended Parliament and the government.

In an interview with the

New York Times

, Kaïs Saïed says he hates and despises dictatorship.

But on Friday, two opposition deputies who had criticized the head of state were arrested.

The decryption of the situation with Sophie Bessis, Franco-Tunisian historian, author of

History of Tunisia from Carthage to the present day 

published by Tallandier.

  • Tunisia

  • Kaïs Saïed