The Islamist Ghannouchi, on whom several dossiers could emerge very soon before the Tunisian judiciary for the role he played in the destruction of the young Republic, “those of Ghannnouchi seem like threats similar to those made in the past by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It is a well-established strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood area: either you support us, or we pour fleets of irregular immigrants to you “.
However, Ghannouchi provocation appears unfounded, considering that all security agencies including the army and the Tunisian Coast Guard are not under Ghannouchi’s control. And even more so because Kais Saied’s move is supported by the majority of Tunisians, who see the President of the Republic as their last chance to avoid Tunisia’s bankruptcy.
Analysis points out how this approach was used by Erdogan and today by Ghannouchi, in serious difficulty as the Muslim Brotherhood in general, both in Europe and in the Middle East. “The leader of Ennhadha is doing what Erdogan does; if you do not support us, we will send you the boats, on which, among the migrants, terrorists could hide.”
On July 25, on the anniversary of the founding of the Republic, thousands of Tunisians took to the streets. They stormed the headquarters of the party led by Rashid Ghannouchi. The Tunisian people demonstrated, often clashing with the police to demand the arrest of the Islamists and the dissolution of Parliament. In the evening, after hours of protests, President of the Republic Kais Saied froze the work of the National Assembly and dissolved the Government of Hicham Mechichi. Saied also vowed to prosecute officers accused of corruption and misconduct, taking responsibility for leading the country out of a political stalemate. Kais Saied, professor of law and guarantor of the Constitution, was elected in 2019 with 72% of the votes.