The political crisis between Tunisian President, Kais Saied and members of the parliament, has continued to spiral into more drama.
Following the president’s dissolution of the parliament due to members’ decision to revoke his decrees through an online session, Tunisians on Sunday, hit the streets to protest against him.
The protesters accused him of attempting to impose one-man rule in the North African country, maintained that they were going to continue demonstrating until the dictatorship is brought to an end.
Some members of the parliament also joined in the protest. Protesters were heard changing; “the people want to overthrow the coup.”
One of two deputy speakers of parliament, Samira Chaouchi, said they will continue to resist Kais Saied’s coup, and will not back down in their rejection of his dictatorship.
“We are facing a failed dictatorship that is leading the country to an economic disaster.. We will continue to protest in the streets until a coup is forced to reverse its decisions,” Chaima Issa, an activist, said.
Saied, who took over executive power last year, has ruled by decree, which his opponents have described as a coup.
Recall that the Tunisian President had declared previously, his intention to rewrite the nation’s constitution, which implied major changes including when parliamentary voting will hold.
Reports have it, that a delegation from the European Parliament will be paying a visit to Tunisia on Monday, to push for the return of democracy, as was established after the 2011 revolution that ended the autocratic rule of the late President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.