Kais Saied

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The Morocco  PJD Islamist party, led by  PM Saad Eddine el-Othmani, may lose control of parliament after sustaining significant losses in the election. File photograph: AP

Morocco’s moderate Islamist party suffered major losses in parliamentary elections on Wednesday, a stinging setback in one of the last countries where(...)

People walk past the Sidi Bashir mosque in the Bab el-Fellah area of Tunisia’s capital Tunis on Tuesday. Tunisia lurched into political uncertainty on July 28, as President Kais Saied suspended parliament and assumed executive powers in what opponents labelled a coup. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/ AFP via Getty Images

Tunisians have good reason to feel betrayed by their political leaders. Since the 2011 uprising that set the Arab Spring in train, the north African c(...)

People at a market in Tunis on Tuesday.  “Everything is obscure now,” one Tunisian said. “After this, what will happen?” Photograph: Sima Diab/The New York Times )

With large gatherings banned by a president intent on expanding his power, signs of the political crisis that might end up scuttling Tunisia’s democra(...)

Tunisian security officers hold back supporters of President Kais Saied  in front of the parliament in Tunis. Photograph:  Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

Tunisia’s nascent democracy is facing its biggest crisis in a decade after the president sacked the prime minister and suspended parliament amid anger(...)

A doctor measures the blood pressure of a patient at a clinic in the town of Bou Mhel, Tunisia. Some hospitals are experiencing shortages of oxygen, which is crucial for Covid-19 patients with breathing difficulties. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

A fast-deteriorating health situation has added to Tunisia’s political and economic woes as the aggressive Delta variant of coronavirus takes hold in (...)

Tunisian electoral officials work at a vote counting centre  following the first round of presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia, on September 16th. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

For a few months in early 2011, Tunisia was the birthplace of the Arab Spring – the name that attached itself to wave of uprisings that swept the Arab(...)

Media magnate and candidate for Qalb Tounes party Nabil Karoui (left) and independent Kais Saied: two to go head to head in Tunisian presidential election’s second round. Photograph: Hasna and Fethi Belaid/AFP

Tunisia’s electoral commission said on Tuesday law professor Kais Saied and detained media mogul Nabil Karoui won the most votes in Sunday’s president(...)