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May 21, 2024

TUNISIA : Kais Saied fills his regime’s top posts with military men

On 31 January, President Kais Saied issued a decree appointing air force general Abdennabi Bel Aati as agriculture and fisheries minister. Bel Aati, previously the inspector general of Tunisia’s armed forces, is now at the helm of a key ministry that has long been packed with cadres of the Islamist party Ennahdha.Saied has openly courted the military since he came to power in 2019, and even more so since he

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