- Tunisians have begun voting on whether to accept a new constitution put forward by President Kais Saied.
- Many are expected to boycott, in an effort not to legitimise a process they see as enabling a return to dictatorial rule in the country.
New constitution to concentrate power in president’s hands
Tunisian political analyst Tarek Kahlaoui has said that Saied’s introduction of a new constitution was always part of his political project to create a presidential system.
“The political system will move to a mainly presidential one where the president is the executive power,” said Kahlaoui.
“Even the prime minister will be chosen by the president regardless of legislative elections. This is a high concentration of power within the president’s hands,” he added.