According to a presidential decree published in the Tunisian official newspaper, the country’s state of emergency, which has been implemented since 2015 and will end on January 20, has been extended until February 18, 2022.
The state of emergency in Tunisia was last extended by President Kais Saied on June 24, 2021, for six months, until January 20, 2022.
After the bomb attack targeting the Presidential Guard Regiment in the capital of Tunisia on November 24, 2015, numerous one-month extensions of the state of emergency were declared in the country.
The application provides the Ministry of Interior and security units with extraordinary powers such as “prohibition of meetings, curfew, search warrants without court permission and monitoring the press.”
With the extraordinary decisions announced on July 25, President Kais Saied froze the work of the parliament and lifted the parliamentary immunity.
Saied enlarged his powers with new decrees on September 22 and completely subordinated the executive branch to himself.
With the “road map of getting out of the political crisis,” which he recently announced a few days before the anniversary of the revolution, the President announced that the country will hold an early general election on December 17, 2022, and that the Assembly will remain closed until then.