11 Tunisian parties announce boycott of the December elections

Election preparations continue ahead of Tunisian constitutional referendum in Tunis, Tunisia on July 24, 2022 [Yassine Gaidi - Anadolu Agency]

The Afek Tounes Party announced, on Thursday, its intention to boycott the early legislative elections on 17th December. By so doing, Afeq Tounes becomes the eleventh party to announce its boycott of the elections after Ennahda, Heart of Tunisia, Dignity Coalition, Movement Party, Al Amal, the Republican Party, Workers' Party, Democratic Modernist Pole, Democratic Current, and the Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties. In a statement, the Afeq Tounes party called on President Kais Saied to hold early presidential elections, based on the new constitution. It maintains that Saied "lost his political and legal legitimacy following the abolition of the 2014 constitution that he was elected according to." A new constitution for the country was approved after a popular referendum […]