Tunisian President Kais Saied suspends parliament, assumes executive powers

Light over the parliament building as people stand outside

TUNIS, TUNISIA – JULY 26: Security forces take security measures around parliament building as supporters and opponents of coup gather in front of parliament building after Tunisian President Kais Saied announced late Sunday that he has fully assumed executive authority in addition to suspending parliament in Tunis, Tunisia on July 26, 2021.