Tunisia democracy is in crisis. Here’s a timeline of key events

The Tunisia parliament firing of is the most recent advance along an uneven street since the country’s 2011 upset.

Tunisian President Kais Saied has sacked the public authority and frozen the parliament in one of Tunisia’s greatest political emergencies since the 2011 insurgency that presented majority rules system.

Here is a timetable of Tunisia’s uneven decade of majority rule government and the way to Saied’s choice on Sunday.


The Timeline

January 2011 – Strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali escapes to Saudi Arabia as Tunisia’s transformation triggers the Arab Spring uprisings across the area.

October 2011 – Moderate Islamist party Ennahdha, prohibited under Ben Ali, wins most seats and structures an alliance with mainstream gatherings to design another constitution.

Walk 2012 – Growing polarization arises among Islamists and secularists, especially over ladies’ privileges, as Ennahdha vows to keep Islamic law out of the new constitution.

February 2013 – Secular resistance pioneer Chokri Belaid is killed, provoking road fights and the abdication of Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali. Warriors mount assaults on police.

December 2013 – Ennahdha surrenders power after mass fights and public discourse, to be supplanted by a technocratic government.


January 2014 – Parliament endorses another constitution ensuring individual flexibilities and rights for minorities, and parting power between the president and leader.

December 2014 – Beji Caid Essebsi wins Tunisia’s sans first official political race. Ennahdha joins the decision alliance.

Walk 2015 – ISIL (ISIS) assaults on the Bardo Museum in Tunis kill 22 individuals. In June, a shooter kills 38 at a sea shore resort in Sousse.

The assaults demolish the essential the travel industry area and are trailed by a self destruction bombarding in November that kills 12 fighters.



Walk 2016 – The military reverses the situation against the ISIL danger by crushing many warriors who frenzy into a southern town from across the Libyan boundary.

December 2017 – The economy approaches emergency point as the import/export imbalance takes off and the money slides.

October 2019 – Voters show disappointment with the significant gatherings, first choosing a profoundly broken Parliament and afterward political pariah Kais Saied as president.

January 2020 – After long stretches of bombed endeavors to shape an administration, Elyes Fakhfakh becomes executive however is constrained out inside the space of months over a defilement embarrassment.

August 2020 – Saied assigns Hichem Mechichi as leader. He rapidly drops out with the president and his delicate government sways from one emergency to another as it battles to manage the pandemic and the requirement for earnest changes.


January 2021 – 10 years on from the unrest, new fights overwhelm Tunisian urban areas because of allegations of police viciousness and the demolition the COVID pandemic fashioned on a generally feeble economy.

July 2021 – Saied excuses the public authority, suspends Parliament and says he will govern close by the new executive, refering to a crisis part of the constitution. The move is excused by Ennahdha and others in Parliament as an overthrow.