Tunisia’s parliament will hold two full sessions this week, the speaker said on Monday, to consider revoking President Kais Saied moves toward a new constitution and one-man rule.
Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi, who heads Ennahda, which is the biggest party in the chamber with a quarter of the seats, has been one of Saied’s most vocal critics since July, accusing him of a coup.
Saied, a former constitutional lawyer, has shown little appetite for compromise since his landslide second-round election victory as a political neophyte in 2019.
Two other major parties, Heart of Tunisia and Karama, as well as a number of independent parliament members, are expected to join the session, meaning more than half of all members might be present.
However, the parliament in the Ottoman-era Bardo Palace in Tunis has been closed off by the army and police since Saied’s intervention so any new session may have to take place online.