The Washington Post
Leader rejects Western ‘interference’
Tunisian President Kais Saied said Friday that he rejected “any form of foreign interference” after several Western countries raised concerns over Tunisia’s democracy amid his increasing political control.
A year after Saied moved to shut down the elected parliament and start ruling by decree, he introduced a new constitution this week that gives him far more power, and that was endorsed Monday.
In a meeting with his foreign minister, Saied affirmed “the independence of the national decision and his rejection of any form of interference in national affairs,” a statement on the presidential Facebook page said.
Several Western nations have expressed concern over political developments in Tunisia, notably the United States.