Tunisian authorities closed the offices of the Islamist opposition party Ennahda on Tuesday. The move represents only the latest effort by President Kais Saied in the past two years to sideline his political opponents and amass power.
The authorities specifically banned meetings at all Ennahda offices throughout the country. This followed the arrest on Monday evening of Ennahda leader Rached Ghannouchi. Police also closed the headquarters of the National Salvation Front — a big tent coalition of Saied’s opponents that includes Ennahda, according to Reuters.