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Tunisia's ex-President warns against fighting among Tunisians

Former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki in Tunis, Tunisia on 1 September 2019 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]
Former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki in Tunis, Tunisia on 1 September 2019 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]

Former Tunisian President, Moncef Marzouki, on Thursday, warned against the danger of internal fighting among Tunisians as a result of Tunisian President Kais Saied's measures, Anadolu News Agency reports.

In a statement, he said Saied continues to disintegrate "the democratic modern Tunisian State" as he believes that a new world order will take place.

Marzouki said that, in light of calls by Saied's supporters to rally on 8 May and 15, he warned against fighting among the Tunisians.

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"All this is happening because of one person (Tunisian President) and some mercenaries who are serving his continued catastrophe by setting a Constitution fit for illegitimate and inefficient man," Marzouki added.

Tunisia has been in the throes of a deep political crisis since 25 July, 2021, when Saied dismissed the government, suspended parliament and assumed executive authority, in a move decried by opponents as a "coup".

The North African country is also going through a severe economic crisis aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic, amid the ongoing Russian war on Ukraine.

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