Unpacking political events in Tunisia with Ambassador Narjes Dridi

Unpacking political events in Tunisia with Ambassador Narjes Dridi

Tunisian President Kais Saied has sacked more regional governors as he continues to implement a range of exceptional measures. The senior officials in Monastir, Medenine and Zaghouan were all dismissed. This followed the recent sacking of the governor of Sfax. Late last month, the President sacked Tunisia’s Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspended parliament. Saied’s opponents have accused him of staging a coup.
To tell us more about the events that have been taking place in her country, we caught up with Tunisia’s top diplomat in South Africa Ambassador Narjes Dridi. We began by asking what made President Saied dismiss the country’s Prime Minister and decree a freeze of the parliament.

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