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New Tunisian parliament begins its first session

Tunisia’s new parliament, elected in December and January in a vote with a turnout of 11 percent, sat for the first time on Monday in a session closed to all but state media and with the opposition coalition saying it would not recognize its legitimacy. Journalists were not allowed to …

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Tunisia’s Ennahdha party says leader summoned for questioning

Rached Ghannouchi, speaker of dissolved parliament, told to appear at police station after arrests of president’s critics. Tunisian police have summoned the head of the biggest opposition party for questioning after a string of arrests targeting critics of President Kais Saied have raised concerns over free speech and political rights. …

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EU calls for quick return to ‘stability’ in Tunisia

The European Union on Tuesday called for a speedy return to political stability in Tunisia after the country plunged into turmoil following the president’s ousting of the prime minister. “The European Union is following developments in Tunisia with the greatest attention,” the bloc’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in …

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