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Tunisian opposition to boycott legislative elections

Political forces in Tunisia are divided over the upcoming legislative elections announced by President Kais Saied, with the country’s main opposition alliance announcing its boycott of the vote over the controversial measures Saied has taken since last year.
Tunisian politician Ahmed Najib Chebbi.

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia’s main opposition alliance, the National Salvation Front, announced on Sept. 7 in a press conference in Tunis that its components, most notably the Ennahda party, will boycott the legislative elections scheduled for Dec. 17, which also marks the 12th anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution.

These elections are the last step of the roadmap announced by President Kais Saied last year, which he says aims to put an end to the “exceptional phase” the country is going through.

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