Tunisia: Parliament continues to be suspended – view

The Tunisian presidency announced early Tuesday morning via Twitter that he had issued a corresponding decree extending the exceptional measures “until further notice”. In addition, the immunity of all MPs remains lifted. Saied will address the Tunisian people in the coming days. How long Parliament’s work will be suspended was initially unknown.

Saied had deposed Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi almost a month ago and frozen the work of parliament for an initial 30 days. Their leading party is the Ennahda. Saied has since fired dozens of senior government officials. Several of the president’s critics have also been arrested or placed under house arrest.