Tunisia: thousands of demonstrators in a political impasse | News | DW

Tunisia: thousands of demonstrators in a political impasse | News |  DW

Supporters of the conservative Islamic Ennahdha party took to the streets of the capital Tunis on Saturday to throw their weight behind the ruling party in its ongoing feud with President Kais Saied.

The Islamist-inspired Ennahdha party called for the protest after the president criticized a cabinet reshuffle carried out by Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi in mid-January and backed by parliament. Saied claimed that some new ministers were suspected of corruption and conflicts of interest.

The protest was called a “march in defense of democratic institutions” and aimed to strengthen the prime minister’s hand after Saied threatened to block some ministerial appointments.

“We have a parliamentary system and it is not for the president to decide who will govern,” protester Mohamed Khlif told AFP. news agency. “Democracy and the constitution must be…

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