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Tunisian president suspends parliament, fires PM

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Earlier, thousands of Tunisians had marched in several cities protesting against the ruling party, criticising what they said was government failures in the North African nation amid crippling coronavirus rates.

That's what happens when the government fails to curb the spreading of the virus

Spread the virus, and the people will go against you

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That's what happens when the government fails to curb the spreading of the virus

Spread the virus, and the people will go against you

There is a lot more to this. The PM and President are bitter political enemies. The party of the PM was banned under the pre-Arab Spring dictatorship. Since they were legalized under democratic reforms they have done much better in national elections than the party of the President. That President has been threatening to suspend Parliament and fire the PM for a long time, before the Pandemic. The President is just using the Pandemic as an excuse to suppress his political opposition. This move will only lead to unnecessary tragedy unless this President comes to his senses and backs down.

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