President Kais Saied of Tunisia — the only democracy that lasted after the Arab Spring — fired the country’s prime minister and froze parliament for 30 days over the weekend.
Saied announced the moves on Sunday, saying that a new prime minister would take up executive authority from Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi.
“We have taken these decisions… until social peace returns to Tunisia and until we save the state,” he said in a televised address, according to the Washington Post.
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