Tunisians vote on new constitution

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Tunisia is amid a referendum on a new constitution that proposes to invest nearly all powers in the presidency. Polling stations opened at 6 am GMT today and closed at precisely 9:30 pm GMT to give Tunisians 14 hours to vote on approving or rejecting the new constitution. Many of Tunisia’s most prominent political parties called on the public to boycott the vote, which is being held on the first anniversary of President Kais Saied’s dismissal of an elected parliament and establishment of one-person emergency rule. Saied’s supporters say the new constitution will guarantee stability after a decade of economic decline.

 

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