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Absence of government, parliament negatively affects Tunisia’s economy

The complex political and economic scene in Tunisia is deepening concerns over the negative economic repercussions on the sovereign ratings of the economy and the business and investment climate, as political experts warn of an unprecedented economic disaster.
The Tunisian army barricades the parliament building in the capital, Tunis, on July 26, 2021, after the president dismissed the prime minister and ordered parliament closed for 30 days.

TUNIS — In a statement to Mosaique FM on Aug. 27, Tunisia’s former Minister of Trade Mohsen Hassan called for the swift formation of a government. He stressed the need for the government to include skilled figures capable of extricating Tunisia from the unprecedented economic and social crisis it is going through due to the inefficiency of the economic policies pursued since the 1990s.

Speaking to Al-Monitor, Hassan said Tunisian President Kais Saied’s Aug. 23 decision to extend exceptional measures taken on July 25 and continue disrupting parliament’s work until further notice may deepen the economic actors’ concerns over the negative and catastrophic repercussions on the sovereign ratings of the Tunisian economy and the business and investment climate.

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