Tunisian President Kais Saied announced Monday that he will appoint a prime minister but said emergency measures, announced in July, would remain in place.
“These exceptional measures will continue, and a prime minister will be named but on the basis of transitional rulings responding to the will of the people,” he said in a televised speech from the city of Sidi Bouzid, the cradle of Tunisia’s 2011 revolution.
On July 25, the President sacked Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspended parliament for 30 days.
In this sense, the country had witnessed huge protests over the government’s handling of the Covid crisis.
Moreover, the President also ordered a crackdown on 460 businessmen suspected of corruption as well as an investigation into the “illegal funding” of parties.
Later, he relieved the Ministers of Finance, Communication Technologies and Agriculture from their posts.