Grim challenges for investors in Tunisia as Saïed seeks to cement his uncertain authority


Issue 465 - 21 Jul 2022 - By John Hamilton

Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed is set to claim beefed-up powers under a new authoritarian constitution, via a referendum planned for 25 July. That may allow for progress on long-delayed renewable power projects, but his critics say the president has not prepared the population for some tough measures that are needed to prevent economic collapse, as state budgets are squeezed and unemployment and inflation increase.

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