The order to invite voters to the parliamentary elections on December 17 is ready, according to Tunisian President Kais Saied on Thursday.
Saied announced at a Cabinet meeting held in Tunis, the capital, that “a draught decree to organize elections on December 17 is ready.”
Personal voting does not exclude anyone, according to Saied. When a person satisfies the requirements outlined in the electoral legislation, they will not be excluded.
Since Saied dismissed the government and suspended the parliament on July 25, 2021, Tunisia has been mired in a serious political crisis. Later, he called the meeting to order.
Some people consider Saied’s actions as a “correction of the path of the 2011 revolution,” which toppled then-President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, while others see them as a “coup against the constitution.”
Saied, who began serving as president in 2019 for a period of five years, believes that his actions are vital to “rescue the country from impending peril.”