Tunisia: head of the national TV sacked by the President

Mohamed Lassaad Dahech, the head of the tunisian national television has been fired by the country’s president Kais Saeid. The president appointed a provisional replacement.

Earlier this week, Mr Saeid sacked a large number of senior government officials.

He assumed executive and judicial powers at the week-end after suspending parliament and removing the prime minister.

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Opposition parties have accused him of staging a coup. But he insists that he acted within his powers at a time of crisis.

Tunisia is beset by a crippled economy and surging Covid infections, causing growing international concern.

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