According to an official statement, Tunisia’s President Kais Saied has issued a decision to suspend the activities of the parliament and continue the extraordinary measures to freeze the immunity of all its members. According to the statement, the President ordered the termination of all grants and privileges granted to the Speaker of Parliament and all its members. The decree also sought to continue working with the country’s constitution and all those constitutional provisions that do not contradict these extraordinary measures.
On 24 August, the Tunisian president was the first to decide to extend the extraordinary measures, Xinhua News reports. The President will draft amendments related to political reforms with the help of a committee to be constituted. On 25 July, Sayyid announced that he had removed Hichame Mechichi as prime minister and suspended all activities of the House of People’s Representatives, or Parliament.
Sayeed continues to lead the government until he appoints a new prime minister.