La Tunisie doit rapidement retrouver la “voie de la démocratie”, a déclaré samedi un haut responsable de la Maison-Blanche au président Kais Saied, quelques jours après qu’il s’est emparé du pouvoir exécutif, suspendantitamment for one month.
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In an hour-long call with the Tunisian president, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, expressed support for “Tunisian democracy based on basic rights, strong institutions and a commitment to the rule of law,” according to a statement from the White House. a house.
On 25 July, Said suspended parliament for 30 days and sacked Prime Minister Hicham El Meshishi. He ordered a crackdown on corruption targeting 460 businessmen and an investigation into allegations of illegal political party financing.
The US statement said that the appeal “focused on the urgent need for Tunisian leaders to outline a speedy return to the democratic track in Tunisia.”
The statement added that “this requires the rapid formation of a new government headed by a competent prime minister in order to stabilize the Tunisian economy and deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.”
The country is paralyzed by an economic crisis marked by accelerated inflation and high unemployment, as well as a surge in coronavirus infections.
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