According to reports, the US has urged Tunisian President Kais Saied to return the country to democracy “as quickly” as possible.
In a meeting with Tunisian President Saied at the Carthage Palace on Tuesday night, US Ambassador Donald Blome made the call.
The US Embassy said in a statement that it supports “Tunisia’s rapid return to constitutional democratic governance, including an elected parliament.”
While reiterating the United States’ support for Tunisia’s “aspirations for an effective, democratic, and responsive government,” Blome emphasized “the need for a reform process that includes diverse political and civil society voices.”
Since July 25, 2021, when Saied sacked the government, suspended parliament, and assumed executive authority in a move decried by opponents as a “coup,” Tunisia has been in a deep political crisis.
The Tunisian president dissolved the suspended parliament last week, just hours after lawmakers held a plenary session to repeal his July 25 measures.