On 25 July 2021, Tunisia’s Republic Day, tens of thousands of young people gathered in public squares to demand government action on health, jobs, deteriorating living conditions and increasing poverty. Particular blame was focused on the main government political force, the Ennahda Islamist party.
At the end of that day, President Kais Saied dissolved the government, suspended parliament and assumed executive, legislative and judicial powers for a renewable period of one month.
The ITUC’s Tunisian affiliate the UGTT has been active in the national debate about constitutional solutions to restore institutional stability and navigate a path out of the political crisis and the economic crisis that is at the core of the public discontent. Read more