27/7 – Tunisia’s President just made the kind of Coup Trump and US Republicans plotted (and are plotting) Against President Biden

Juan Cole 07/26/2021

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Al Jazeera reports that Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed the prime minister, prorogued parliament for 30 days, stripped parliamentarians of their immunity and appointed himself the country’s attorney general in what the opposition branded a coup.

Opposition leaders pointed out that the Tunisian constitution does not grant the president the power to take away immunity from members of parliament and does not provide for parliament to cease being in session.

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