Tunisia is preparing to go to polls for the “Regional and Local Council” elections on Dec. 24.
The Regional and Local Council, whose members will be elected in the elections to be held on December 24, is seen as the last link of President Said’s “road map” to get out of the political crisis.
President Said’s “extraordinary decisions” marked 2021, when the political and economic crises fueled each other in Tunisia.
Said, who claimed that political parties could not govern the country and were corrupt, froze the work of the parliament with the “extraordinary decisions” he took on July 25, 2021 and canceled the immunity of the members of parliament.
On the 11th anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution, Said changed the Revolution Day, which is normally celebrated on January 14 every year, and announced that the revolution celebrations were moved to December 17.
Said, who gathered the powers under himself, announced that there would be a referendum on constitutional amendments on July 25, 2022, and early elections would be held at the end of 2022. He also announced that the Parliament would remain closed until the general election.
The new constitution was accepted in the referendum held on July 25, with a participation of 30.5 percent of the Tunisian voters.
Following the early general elections held on December 17, 2022, which were boycotted by political parties, the People’s Assembly was reopened.
December 19, 2023