July 25, Kaïs Saied seizing Full Powers

On July 25, 2021, the President of the Republic, Kaïs Saied, applied Article 80, dismissing the Head of Government, suspending all the activities of the National Assembly, and seizing full powers. What are the implications of such a decision? What are the possible consequences? Inkyfada has attempted to review the consequences and uncertainties that developed as a result of July 25.

“Civil Society”, in the crosshairs of Kaïs Saïed

Since 2011, Civil Society has waged many battles for human rights, justice and the democratic process. However, it has now been demonised by Kaïs Saïed, who is endangering the achievements of the past decade.
| 15 March 2022

What are the changes to the composition of the Supreme Judicial Council?

One week after the dissolution of the CSM was announced, a decree was issued to establish a provisional council, de facto burying its predecessor. However, the new composition has completely replaced the member election process with appointments - some of which are the exclusive prerogative of Kaïs Saïed himself. inkyfada provides an infographic overview.
| 25 February 2022

What does the sudden dissolution of the Supreme Judicial Council mean?

In the middle of the night between February 5 and 6, 2022, President Kaïs Saïed announced the dissolution of the Supreme Judicial Council. What is the role of this institution and what does the dissolution mean? inkyfada takes a closer look.
| 09 February 2022

Building a democratic structure from the ground up: what is Kaïs Saïed's state plan?

On September 22, 2021, Kaïs Saïed published a presidential decree announcing that the President of the Republic was in charge of carrying out draft amendments related to political reforms, as part of the exceptional measures adopted on July 25, 2021. These infographics review Kaïs Saïed's state project and his vision for the political system, 
| 21 October 2021

The Al Jazeera Shutdown: Unclear Motives and Denied Responsability

On July 26, 2021, the police closed down the premises of the Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera in Tunis, the very day after President Kaïs Saïed announced that he would apply Article 80 of the Constitution. The journalists as well as others considered to be employees are thus prevented from doing their work. Given the ambiguity of the Presidency and the Ministry of the Interior, the source of this decision remains unclear.  
| 06 August 2021

Without a Constitutional Court, "We Have No Defence Against Authoritarianism"

On July 25, 2021, President Kaïs Saied applied Article 80 of the Constitution to declare a state of emergency. If the decision is referred to the Constitutional Court, it is the only authority that can rule on whether or not to maintain such a situation. However, this authority, which is intended to mediate institutional conflicts, has yet to see the light of day. 
| 29 July 2021

How did Kaïs Saied apply Article 80? Comparing the legal text to his speech

On the evening of July 25, Kaïs Saied announced the enforcement of Article 80 of the Constitution - an article that, for example, allows for a state of emergency to be declared in the event of an "imminent threat". Inkyfada compared the legal text to the speech of the President of the Republic.
| 29 July 2021