Celebrations after Tunisian president sacks prime minister, dissolves government

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Crowds of people flooded Tunis on Sunday to celebrate the news that Tunisia’s president dismissed the government and froze parliament, in a move that dramatically escalated a political crisis and which his opponents called a coup.

President Kais Saied said he would assume executive authority with the assistance of a new prime minister, in the biggest challenge yet to the democratic system Tunisia introduced following its 2011 revolution.

Tunisian president dismisses government, sparking jubilation on streets

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