Tunisia Urges Once Again for Democracy, Peace and Development

In the aftermath of the failed attempt of the Tunisian government to control the massive surge in COVID-19 cases, Tunisian people have flooded the streets demanding change. Their requests have been answered by the Tunisian president Kais Saied this Sunday, who dismissed the government, froze the parliament, and assumed executive authority. While the president has been accused of initiating a coup by his opponents, the demonstrators have taken over the streets cheeringly in support of this decision. These protests mark one of Tunisia’s most significant events since the 2011 Arab Spring revolution, which despite signs of improvement, has not ultimately been successful in establishing political and economic stability. The current events risk a deepening of a political crisis, coupled with the ongoing pandemic calamity.