Tunisia's Politics

From the fall of Ben Ali to the unexpected rise of Kaïs Saïed in September 2019, then his takeover since July 25, 2021, the Tunisian political system is in a permanent turmoil. After more than 50 years of dictatorship, the country's new political actors must now deal with new issues facing a population still waiting for changes.
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A jeopardized judiciary, trapped between the police and the executive
| 13 December 2022 | 15 minutes
Is justice independent in Tunisia? Police threats, judges' leniency with law enforcement bodies, the executive power’s stranglehold on the judicial system...inkyfada looks into the issues threatening the independence of the judiciary, a few months following Kaïs Saied's arbitrary dismissal of 57 judges.
Tunisia's Politics
An overloaded justice : a slow judicial system struggling to change
| 29 October 2022 | 15 minutes
Why do most trials drag on for several years? Confronted with the question of the slowness of the judicial system, judges tend to blame it on the lack of human and material resources. But what exactly is the cause?
Tunisia's Politics
Highlights of the Sahrawi Issue: A centuries old conflict
| 16 September 2022 | 10 minutes
A few days ago, the Secretary-General of the league of Arab states, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, announced the settlement of the unprecedented diplomatic dispute between Morocco and Tunisia, which was ignited by the reception of Tunisian President Kais Said, the leader of the Polisario Front Ibrahim Ghali in the Republic of Tunisia,  after an invitation addressed to him to attend the Tokyo International Symposium on African Development "TICAD 8". In this article, inkyfada highlights significant milestones from the history of the issue of the Sahara.
Tunisia's Politics
The Constitution and referendum: unsustainable delays, tensions and malfunctions
| 01 August 2022 | 10 minutes
One year after assuming full powers, Kaïs Saied is implementing his promises: drafting a new Constitution as well as a referendum that will, according to him, "give the people power". Organised in barely two months, several malfunctions have hindered the process.
Tunisia's Politics
“Civil Society”, in the crosshairs of Kaïs Saïed
| 15 March 2022 | 15 minutes
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.
Tunisia's Politics
What are the changes to the composition of the Supreme Judicial Council?
| 25 February 2022 | 5 minutes
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.
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