Top secret Tunisian presidential document outlines plan for 'constitutional dictatorship' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Top secret Tunisian presidential document outlines plan for 'constitutional dictatorship'

Kais Saied’s top advisors have urged the Tunisian president to seize control of the country from the elected government as it grapples with the coronavirus pandemic and mounting levels of debt.

The plan would be to lure Saied’s political rivals to the presidential palace and announce the coup in their presence while not allowing them to leave. Other top politicians and businessmen would be simultaneously arrested.

The plan is contained in a document passed to Middle East Eye, labelled “absolutely top secret” and dated 13 May.

It is addressed to Saied’s chief of staff Nadia Akacha and outlines how the president would enact a chapter of the constitution which - under a national emergency - would give him complete control of the state.

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