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Opposition and political scientists see self-government in the positions of the President of Tunisia



posted 07/27/2021 at 06:00

A Tunisian army tank on standby behind the closed gates of the Assembly of People’s Representatives (Parliament) in Tunisia – (photo: Yassin Mahjub / AFP)

The birthplace of the Arab Spring, a revolutionary movement that has opposed and overthrew dictatorships in North Africa and the Middle East, sees the erosion of democracy ten years after the overthrow of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. Heichem Mecici and the suspension of the Assembly of People’s Representatives (Parliament), Tunisian President Kais Sayed fired the Ministers of Defense (Ibrahim Bartaji) and Justice (Hasna Ben Slimane) and imposed a curfew from 19:00 to 6:00 (from 15:00 to 2: 00 GMT) until August 27. – an attempt to slow down covid-19. He also announced that he would take over executive power “with the help of the government,” which gives him the prerogative to appoint ministers.

Supporters of the Ennahda movement, the Islamic political party that controlled parliament, clashed with Syed’s supporters. Police raided the offices of the Qatari TV channel Al-Jazeera in Tunisia and expelled the journalists. Last night Mecici broke his silence and acknowledged his willingness to hand over the work. “I guarantee the transfer of powers to the leader, who is appointed by the president of the republic,” he said, explaining that he did not intend to be “an alarming element”.

Syed guarantees that he acted in a lawful manner, citing article 80 of the Constitution, which is valid for 30 days and is subject to renewal. According to this article, “in the event of an imminent danger to the institutions of the nation, the security and independence of the country, which could harm the normal functioning of public authorities, the President of the Republic may take the measures required by this exceptional situation, after consultation with the head of government and the chairman of the Assembly of People’s Representatives and after informing the chairman of the Constitutional Court ”. The controversy is that the prime minister was not warned.

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The international community reacted with concern to what political scientists have described as an “unauthorized coup.” US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called the President of Tunisia and urged him to “adhere to the principles of democracy and human rights, which are the basis of governance in Tunisia.” “The Secretary called on President Said to maintain an open dialogue with all politicians and the people of Tunisia and noted that the United States will continue to monitor the situation,” the Washington Foreign Office said in a statement. France called on “to return to the normal functioning of institutions as soon as possible.” In turn, Turkey, an ally of the Ennahd movement, demanded the restoration of “democratic legitimacy”, and Germany ordered “to restore constitutional order as soon as possible.”


Tunisian-based political analyst Mohamed-Diya Hammami told Correio that the removal of power and the concentration of power by the president constituted an “unauthorized coup.” “Regarding the legality of his recent actions, we see several disagreements on the part of constitutional lawyers who do not consider Kais Syed’s interpretation of Article 80 of the Constitution to be something correct and adequate,” he explained. “It is unclear what the next political maneuvers will be, since the president has removed the immunity of parliamentarians. I would not be surprised if politicians are investigated for corruption or even arrested. ”

Hammami finds it difficult to make any predictions about the development of the political crisis in the next few hours or days. “Tyranny is always dangerous,” he warned. “The situation here in Tunisia is very tense. This is the best way to describe recent events. There is a division between those who took to the streets to celebrate the decisions of Casa Sayed and those who support the Ennahda movement. Those who oppose the maneuver have not publicly reacted. “

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Protests erupted in Tunisia over the economic crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, before Said overthrew Mecici on Sunday and froze parliament. According to Hammami, the living standards of Tunisians have deteriorated in recent years, mainly due to economic policies adopted by governments and supported by international financial institutions and the European Union. “The president’s decisions were aimed at the offices of the Ennahda movement, which is considered to be responsible for the political and economic situation,” the expert said.

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The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario



The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario

Yesterday, financial agents evaluated the opposite decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) regarding the so-called secret budget. In addition, a decision was made by STF Minister Gilmar Méndez to issue an injunction that would exclude the Bolsa Família from the spending cap rule, with investors trying to understand how this measure would affect the processing of the transitional PEC in the Chamber of Deputies. Oh this PEC!!!!

Since he is an exchange investor, any reading that the budget will be exceeded or become more flexible will negatively affect the exchange market, whether through the PEC or in any other way. We will continue with volatility today.

Looking beyond, the US Central Bank (Fed), although slowing down the pace of monetary tightening at its December meeting, issued a tougher-than-expected statement warning that its fight against inflation was not yet over, raising fears that rising US interest rates will push the world’s largest economy into recession.

The currency market continues to react to political news. The voting on the PEC is saved for today. It is expected that it will indeed be reviewed to open the way tomorrow for discussions on the 2023 budget.

Yesterday, the spot price closed the selling day at R$5.3103.

For today on the calendar we will have an index of consumer confidence in the eurozone. Good luck and good luck in business!!

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Andrés Sánchez consults with the Ministry of Sports, but refuses a political post.



The former president of the Corinthians dreams of working for the CBF as a national team coordinator. He was consulted shortly after Lula’s election.

Former Corinthians president Andrés Sánchez was advised to take a position in the Ministry of Sports under the administration of Lula (PT). However, he ruled out a return to politics. dreams of taking over the coordination of CBF selectionHow do you know PURPOSE.

No formal invitation was made to the former Corinthian representative, only a consultation on a portfolio opportunity with the new federal government, which will be sworn in on January 1, 2023.

Andrés was the Federal MP for São Paulo from 2015 to 2019. At that time he was elected by the Workers’ Party. However, the football manager begs to stay in the sport, ruling out the possibility of getting involved in politics again.

Andrés Sanchez’s desire is to fill the position of CBF tackle coordinator, which should become vacant after the 2022 World Cup. Juninho Paulista fulfills this function in Brazil’s top football institution.

The former president of Corinthians was in Qatar to follow the World Cup along with other figures in Brazilian football. During his time in the country, he strengthened his ties with the top leadership of the CBF.

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The EU has reached a political agreement on limiting gas prices – 19.12.2022



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BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 19 (ANSA). European Union countries reached a political agreement on Monday (19) to impose a natural gas price ceiling of 180 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). The main sources of income for Russia and the minimization of the use of energy as a weapon by the regime of Vladimir Putin.

The agreement was approved by a supermajority at a ministerial meeting of member states in Brussels, Belgium, after months of discussions about the best way to contain the rise in natural gas prices in the bloc caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. .

The value set by the countries is well below the proposal made by the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, in November: 275 EUR/MWh. However, the countries leading the cap campaign were in favor of an even lower limit, around 100 EUR/MWh.

Germany, always wary of price controls, voted in favor of 180 euros, while Austria and the Netherlands, also skeptical of the cap, abstained. Hungary, the most pro-Russian country in the EU, voted against.

The instrument will enter into force on 15 February, but only if natural gas prices on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange exceed 180 euros/MWh for three consecutive days. In addition, the difference compared to a number of global benchmarks should be more than 35 euros.

Italy, the EU’s biggest supporter of the ceiling, has claimed responsibility for the measure. “This is a victory for Italy, which believed and worked for us to reach this agreement,” Environment and Energy Minister Gilberto Picetto tweeted.

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“This is a victory for Italian and European citizens who demand energy security,” he added.

Currently, the gas price in Amsterdam is around 110 EUR/MWh, which is already a reflection of the agreement in Brussels – in August the figure even broke the barrier of 340 EUR/MWh.

However, Russia has already threatened to stop exports to countries that adhere to the ceiling. (ANSA).

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