Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed announced that local and regional elections will take place on December 24. These elections are of great importance for the political and economic future of Tunisia.
On Thursday, President Kaïs Saïed unveiled the crucial date for local and regional elections which will be held on December 24 across the country. This announcement comes as Tunisia is going through a tumultuous period marked by political and economic tensions.
According to the presidential decree published in the Official Journal, if necessary, a second round of local elections will be organized after the announcement of the final results of the first round. These elections are seen as a key element for the restoration of political stability and the revitalization of the Tunisian economy.
Political observers believe that the holding of local and regional elections precedes the appointment of members of the second chamber of Parliament, known as the National Council of Regions and Districts. This marks an important step in the implementation of the constitutional reforms initiated by President Saïed.
A deep crisis
Since 2021, Tunisia has faced a deep political crisis, triggered when President Saïed took the radical decision to dismiss the government and dissolve parliament. This crisis has had significant repercussions on the Tunisian economy, exacerbating already existing difficulties.
In July 2022, President Saïed had a new Constitution adopted by referendum, paving the way for legislative elections in December of the same year. However, these elections took place in the absence of most of his opponents, adding a layer of complexity to the country’s political situation.