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Fending off 'coup' claims, Tunisian president announces anti-corruption drive

Tunisian President Kais Saied has overwhelming public support after ousting the government, but critics warn against a return to authoritarianism.
Tunisian military forces guard the area around the parliament building, following protests in reaction to a move by the president last night to suspend the parliament and dismiss the prime minister, Tunis, Tunisia, July 26, 2021.

TUNIS - Tunisian President Kais Saied has pledged he will not become a dictator as he shores up support after ousting the government and takes aim at "corrupt" politicians.

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