The Tunisian Ministry of Interior confirmed today, Sunday, that a policeman was killed and another wounded in a run-over operation by terrorists near a tourist area in the city of Sousse. This morning, the spokesman for the Tunisian National Guard, Hossam Eddine Jebali, said that a member of the National Guard was killed in a “terrorist” attack.
The President of Tunisia, Kais Saied, on Saturday appointed Hichem Mechichi as the country’s new prime minister. In his acceptance speech, the 46-year-old new premier has promised to respond to the social and economic demands of the population, which have been the main causes of numerous protests.
Tunisian protesters, outraged by the economic crisis bedeviling the nation, as well as high unemployment rates therein, stormed one of the major oil pumping stations, located in the southern part of the country. They threatened to stop the production of crude oil and to close the valves of the oil pipelines.
Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Elyes Fakhfakh said during a press conference yesterday that he will work to form a mini-cabinet and harmonious government that brings together the parties that supported President Kais Saied in the second round of the presidential elections. Fakhfakh also announced the exclusion of the Heart of Tunisia and Free Destourian parties from government consultations.
As the death toll rises in a Tunisian tour bus accident to 26, President Kais Saied has promised to deal with the aftermath of the accident and ensure road safety. “I will do everything in my power to deal with the consequences of the disaster and fix what can be fixed,” he said. The President added that all those responsible for the poor conditions of the road will be seriously dealt with.
Independent presidential candidate and professor Kaïs Saïed has officially been elected as the new president of Tunisia with a clear victory. He apparently convinced about 75% of Tunisian voters in a true electoral landslide. His opponent, the controversial media magnate Nabil Karoui, earlier called the competition an unfair battle, but he has since acknowledged Saïed’s victory.
More than 7 million voters were called back to the polls on Sunday for the third time in less than a month to elect a new president who faces the challenge of taking the country out of its economic crisis. Independent constitutional law professor Kais Saied and his rival, businessman and media magnate Nabil Karoui, a candidate for the “Heart of Tunisia” party, competed Sunday in the second round of the presidential elections.
Tunisia’s Independent High Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that candidates Kais Saied and Nabil Karoui will compete in the second round of presidential elections. While Ennahda congratulated the winners, the EU said the elections were transparent.
Kais Saied, a conservative law professor, and the detained media mogul, Nabil Karoui, will most likely square it out in an apparent second round of the Tunisian presidential election, according to the elections early results. “My win brings a big responsibility to change frustration to hope,” Saied said at a local radio station on Sunday. “It is a new step in Tunisian history . . . it is like a new revolution.”