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Opinion

Could Tunisia be heading down the same route as Lebanon?

A clear power grab is being made by Tunisia's President Kaïs Saïed, following the recent dismissals of ministers, including Prime Minister ... Hichem Mechichi, and Minister of Economy, Finance and Investment Support Ali Kooli, and the suspension of parliament. Saïed also recently announced plans to strip legislators of immunity and assume power of the state prosecutor’s office. But is this danger or opportunity? The most obvious comparison to this situation is Lebanon…but to what extent is Tunisia like Lebanon?