Tunisia president sacks head of state television


Tunisian President Kais Saeid has dismissed the head of the national television station, Mohamed Lassaad Dahech, and appointed a provisional replacement.

This followed after Mr Saeid sacked a large number of senior government officials.

Tunisia has been embroiled in political turmoil following the suspension of parliament and removal of the prime minister by President Saeid who assumed executive and judicial powers at the weekend.

The president’s opponents have accused him of staging a coup.

But he insists that he acted within his powers at a time of crisis.

Tunisia is beset by a crippled economy and surging Covid infections, causing growing international concern.




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