Tunisian President Kais Saied has sacked 57 judges, accusing them of corruption and protecting terrorist groups in the country.
In a television address, he said he had given the judiciary multiple opportunities and warnings to “purify” itself.
Among the sackings announced in the government’s official gazette was Youssef Bouzaker, the former head of the Supreme Judicial Council.
Mr Saied has promised a referendum on a new constitution next month.
Opposition parties and the main trade union umbrella are boycotting the move.