President Kais Saied has fired Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi to control protests carried out by civilians across the country for the failure of the government to take effective measures to prevent the rapid spread of COVID pandemic.
Protesters have taken to the streets on Sunday (25) who stoned at each other outside the parliament which was taken under control by the troops. The agitation prevented state employees from entering government buildings. The president has dissolved the parliament too to prevent the mob spreading further.
President Kais Saied in a news briefing stated that a new prime minister would be appointed with the aim of pacifying the country. In a televised emergency security meeting at his palace, he stressed that the move was aimed at restoring social peace and protecting the government in Tunisia.
Since President Kais had a long standing feud with Prime Minister Mechichi, opponents say his attempt was a conspiracy. President Kais too was among the protesters who rejoiced at the news of the removal of the Prime Minister.
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