Nicholas Lotito: “Tunisia’s president launched a political crisis. Is it a coup?”

Nicholas Lotito
July 30, 2021

Nicholas Lotito, Lecturer in Political Science, has published an analysis with the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, on the situation in Tunisia entitled “Tunisia’s president launched a political crisis. Is it a coup?

From the article:

“An escalating political crisis is now pushing Tunisia’s democracy to the brink. On Sunday, President Kais Saied fired the prime minister and suspended parliament, moves his critics have called a “coup.”

Saied’s decision is without precedent in Tunisia, the lone sustained democracy to have emerged from the Arab Spring. What happened Sunday is a major escalation in the long series of crises that have characterized the country’s post-revolutionary politics.”