President Kais Saied appoints a constitutional professor to form a new constitution, leaving political parties out of the process.
Tunisians demonstrate in the biggest rally against President Kais Saied in months after he seized power last summer and said he will replace the democratic constitution through a referendum.
Eleven recordings, widely shared in the North African country allegedly feature Nadia Akacha, who was Saied's closest advisor for around two years before quitting in January.
President Kais Saied is rewriting the democratic constitution introduced after the 2011 revolution in the North African country and says he will put it to a referendum in July.
"Any elections will lose all credibility with a body appointed by the president", says Rached Ghannouchi, speaker of the parliament.
President Kais Saied has denounced attempts by Tunisia's opposition party to form a "national salvation" government overseas, calling the plan a "coup attempt".
The North African country has been in the throes of a deep political crisis since July 25, 2021 when Kais Saied dismissed the government, suspended parliament, and assumed executive authority.
Earlier, parliamentarians voted through a bill against President Saied's "exceptional measures," openly defying him.
Presented as a solution to the country’s challenges, the participatory platform appears to be a further step towards one-man rule.
President Kaies has issued an order to set a new temporary supreme judicial council to replace the dissolved council that draw protests from the opposition.
The announcement comes days after Kais Saied said he would dissolve the Supreme Judicial Council, an independent constitutional body whose tasks include ensuring the independence of the judiciary.
Human Rights Watch denounced the use of "assigned residences" to detain opponents of President Kais Saied, calling on authorities to "use the legal, fully transparent route to allow for a judicial challenge".
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