U.S urges Tunisian President to return to the ‘Democractic Path’

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U.S. national security adviser, Jake Sullivan urged Tunisia’s president to outline a swift return to the “democratic path” following his recent seizure of governing powers.

Tunisian President Kais Saied invoked a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic and poor governance to dismiss the prime minister, freeze parliament and seize executive control in a move welcomed by street rallies but which his opponents branded as a coup.

According to the White House National Security Council, Sullivan stressed the need for “rapidly forming a new government, led by a capable prime minister to stabilize Tunisia’s economy and confront the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ensuring the timely return of the elected parliament”.