CAIRO (Sputnik) – The Tunisian parliament, suspended by President Kais Saied amid mass anti-government protests, will continue to work remotely, lawmaker Maher Madhioub from the moderate Islamist Ennahdha said on Monday.
Earlier in the day, the parliament’s leadership gathered outside the legislature’s building to hold an extraordinary meeting, chaired by Speaker Rached Ghannouchi. Most deputies were able to participate in the meeting online.
“The decisions announced by the president were discussed [at the meeting]. Parliament leaders expressed their complete rejection and strong condemnation of these decisions, amounting to a serious violation of the constitution,” Madhioub said.
Tunisian legislative leaders urged the army and security forces to comply with the constitution and not hinder the parliament’s work, he said.