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Tunisian Ruler Makes Latest Power Gambit as Economy Crumbles

Kais Saied
Kais SaiedPhotographer: Olivier Matthys/Getty Images
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Tunisia’s president unveiled constitutional changes that’ll be put to a referendum in July, risking riling opponents with a move dubbed a power grab just as the country needs consensus to secure help from the International Monetary Fund.

The draft reform of the constitution was published in the official gazette on Thursday, with a presidential decree linking it to plans to set up a “new republic”.