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Tunisians are waiting for Said to announce the name of the next prime minister.
On July 25, Saeed dismissed Prime Minister Hisham al-Mashishi and suspended parliament, a move that the president’s opponents, especially Islamists, considered a “dangerous coup”.
Three days after the presidential decisions, Saeed issued a decision to dismiss the head of the national television station, Mohamed Al-Dahash.
Tunisian authorities later arrested two members of parliament, which the president ordered a business freeze.
On Monday, the Tunisian Presidency’s Facebook page stated that Saeed had relieved Minister of Finance and Economy Ali al-Kaali and Minister of Communications and Technology Mohamed El-Fadil Karim, who also holds the position of acting minister of agriculture and water resources, of their posts.
The statement added that Saeed appointed Siham Boughediri to manage the Ministry of Finance and Economy and Nizar Bin Naji to manage the Ministry of Communications and Technology.
A call from Erdogan
The Tunisian president received a call from his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who said that the continuation of the Tunisian parliament’s work despite all difficulties is important for Tunisia’s democracy and the region, according to the Turkish presidential office.
“Erdogan stated that it is very important to protect democracy in Tunisia, guarantee its freedoms, and adhere to the rule of the republic,” the statement added.
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