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Tunisia's Ennahda party shaken by resignations, political crisis

The Islamic Ennahda movement is facing a wave of resignations that are depriving it of its historical leadership and popular base after being the country’s ruling party since 2011.
Supporters of Tunisian President Kais Saied chant slogans.

TUNIS — During the Oct. 3 protests in support of Tunisian President Kais Saied in the coastal Monastir province in northeastern Tunisia, a group of people threw into the sea a coffin they said contained the body of the Islamic Ennahda movement in a symbolic move expressing the death of the movement and its political demise.

Thousands of Tunisians took to the streets in various provinces of the country in the first days of October to support Saied’s recent measures, including sacking the government and suspending parliament.

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