Tunisian Army Surrounds Parliament Building After President Sacks Prime Minister - Reports
Muhammad Irfan 2 months ago Mon 26th July 2021 | 05:10 AM
CAIRO (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 26th July, 2021) The Tunisian army forces have surrounded the parliament building in the capital city, Tunis, after Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed Prime Minister Hicham Mechichi and said he was freezing parliament, radio Mosaique FM reports.
Speaking at a Sunday meeting with the leadership of the army and security forces, Saied said that he would now assume executive authority with the assistance of a new prime minister, to be appointed later. The Tunisian president also decided to suspend immunity for all members of parliament
Earlier on Sunday, protests were held in a number of Tunisian cities with demonstrators demanding that the government step down. Some offices of the Ennahda party, headed by Tunisian Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi, were attacked.
Ghannouchi reportedly accused the president of committing a constitutional coup and a coup against the revolution on Sunday, after Saied made the announcement on dismissing the prime minister and freezing parliament.