Saied thinks he has the upper hand. But (…) it seems that he is not that strong and that we are once again betting on the wrong horse.
Media mentions – Tunisia
From an economic point of view, the situation in Tunisia is certainly worrisome – but this is not starting now
The people of Tunisia have long been preoccupied with their desolate economic situation […] But the president is doing little about it
Saied remains by far the most popular and trusted political figure in the country
He doesn’t have the support or the governance nouse to build a new political system, and when the economy collapses, you won’t have a political system that can salvage it
He attacks a kind of basic component of the democratic system in Tunisia
It all takes place within the framework of a political system in which all political power is currently in the hands of Saied
The cost of inaction or too little action could be quite high, as the failure to begin implementing appropriate policies could result in dangerous social and political instability in the near future
What happened was not a sincere effort to defend Tunisia from an imminent threat. But neither was it a well-planned coup to take advantage of local discontent and seize absolute powers.