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Tunisia's problems grow worse while Kais Saied avoids public

When President Kais Saied reappeared recently after a two-week absence, he addressed a country whose political, economic and immigration woes grow steadily more intractable.

On April 4, after a nearly two-week public absence, Tunisian President Kais Saied reappeared on screen. Speaking in a hoarse voice and with a pallid face, he cursed his opponents who had questioned his absence in a country that now largely relies on a one-man power.

Tens of those dissidents are being investigated for supposed “contacts with foreign diplomats,” and many have been detained, after a number of judges were dismissed and the courts increasingly came under presidential influence.  

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