Tunisia takes delivery of German medical equipment to help combat coronavirus

Tunisia took delivery on Monday of medical equipment loaded on board a German military plane to help Tunisia combat the coronavirus. The aid includes a medical bed, medical equipment and materials as well as rapid tests for the screening of the coronavirus, according to a press release of the Presidency of the Republic. Tunisia expressed on this occasion, deep thanks […]

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1,054,801 people fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Health Ministry on Monday said 1,054,801 people have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus until July 25. Of these, 938,407 received two doses and 116,394 received only one dose since they were infected by the coronavirus before. 38,534 shots were administered on July 25, of which 24,370 are first dose and 14,164 booster ones. The number of people registered […]

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Kais Saied freezes all parliamentary activities, lifts immunity of all MPs and dismisses PM [Upd 1]

President of the Republic Kaïs Saïed decided after consultation with the Parliament Speaker and the Prime Minister, in pursuance of Article 80 of the Constitution, to freeze all activities of the Parliament. “The first decision I should have taken months ago regards the parliament. It is to suspend all its activities.” The Constitution, he explained, “does not provide for its […]

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Exceptional measures announced by President of Republic must be accompanied by constitutional guarantees (UGTT)

The set of the exceptional measures decided by President Kais Saied must be accompanied by constitutional guarantees far from excessive centralisation, the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) said Monday. The objectives of these measures and the duration of their application should also be determined so that they do not turn into permanent measures, the same source said. The UGTT also […]

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Rached Ghannouchi denounces “putsch against Revolution and Constitution”

President of the Ennahdha movement Rached Ghannouchi described the decisions of President of the Republic Kaïs Saïed as a “putsch against the Revolution and the Constitution,” assuring that Ennahdha’s supporters and the Tunisian people will defend the Revolution. “What Kaïs Saïed has done is a putsch against the Revolution and the Constitution,” the movement said in a statement. Ennahdha Movement […]

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Tunisia’s streets in jubilation after Saied’s announcement to suspend Parliament’s activities

The streets of Tunisia were flooded Sunday evening by a jubilant population after the announcement of President of the Republic Kaïs Saïed to freeze the activities of the Parliament, lift the immunity of all MPs, dismiss the Prime Minister and preside over the Public Prosecution. Despite the curfew still in force due to the coronavirus pandemic, a large number of […]

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Kaïs Saïed goes to Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis, few hours after his announcement to freeze Parliament

President Kaïs Saïed went to the Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis few hours after his announcement to freeze the work of the Parliament for 30 days and to take in hand the executive power. The national TV channel broadcast live footage showing Kais Saied’s arrival at the Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis amid shouts from his supporters who brandished slogans in support […]

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Prevented from entering Parliament, Ghannouchi and MPs stage sit-in

Speaker of the House of People’s Representatives (ARP) Rached Ghannouchi and MPs from different parliamentary groups are now staging a sit-in outside the ARP headquarters after having been denied access. MPs are protesting outside parliament after having been prevented from entering by security and military forces, demanding to enter and resume activities, member of Ennahdha’s executive committee Khelil Baroumi stated […]

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Rached Ghannouchi denies having been consulted by President of Republic to activate Article 80 of Constitution

Speaker of the House of People’s Representatives (ARP) Rached Ghannouchi denied having been consulted by the Head of State to activate Article 80 of the Constitution, denouncing “false allegations.” In a statement released on Monday at dawn, Rached Ghannouchi deemed “unconstitutional” and “illegal” the decision to freeze the work of the parliament for 30 days, assuring that the parliamentary institution […]

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Parliament Bureau: Decisions announced by Head of State “null and void”Z

All the decisions announced on Sunday evening by the President of the Republic are “null and void,” the House of Peoples’ Representatives (ARP) Bureau said on Monday. “The decisions announced by Kais Saied go against the Constitution and even Article 80, which has been misinterpreted,” the bureau pointed out in a statement following a VTC meeting held Monday under chairmanship […]

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Rached Ghannouchi leaves parliament vicinity

Speaker of the House of People’s Representatives (ARP) Rached Ghannouchi left the vicinity of the parliament Monday around 12.15 p.m. on board of his car. He was denied access to the parliament by security and military forces. Ghannouchi’s car was escorted by an ambulance, TAP journalist on the scene reported.   Source: TAP News Agency

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