Tunisian President Kais Saied reinforced son hold over the justice on Sunday with a decree that allows him to dismiss judges or block their promotion, helping to consolidate son power after assuming executive power last summer in a move his enemies call a shot.
Saied indignant son opponents and foreign democratic allies alarmed with his announcement last week that he was dissolving the Superior Council of the Judiciary, a body which guaranteed judicial independence.
A former constitutional lawyer and husband of a judge, Saied accused the council of acting for political interests and set up a temporary replacement to oversee the judges work while he prepares wider changes.
The judiciary was seen as the last remaining institutional block on Saied’s actions after he suspended the parliament last year and said he could rule by decree.
Saied said his actions were temporary and necessary to save Tunisia from a corrupt and self-interested elite who had enabled son economy and politics stagnate for years and brought the state to the brink of collapse.
Some members of the Superior Council of the Judiciary and other judges demonstrated last week and shut down many courts with a two-day strike in demonstration at Saied moves on judiciary power.
However, Saied published a new advance decree on Sunday creating a temporary new advice, with no fixed termto oversee the judicial system and say that judges were not allowed to go on to hit.
Decree also said Saied has the right to object to the promotion or appointment of all judges and is responsible for proposing judicial reforms, effectively giving it power over all justice system.
Saied a already took absolute control over executive and legislative authority, and son critics accuse him of in search of dictatorial powers.
He said he would defend the rights and freedoms won in the 2011 revolution that brought democracy and that it will put a new constitution to a referendum this summer, with new legislative elections to follow in December.
However, with Tunisia facing a looming crisis in public finance, Western donors who previously bailed it out out expressed their deep concern about Saied moves and said any political process must be inclusive.
the main opposition Ennahdha party who played a major role role in most governments since the revolution and is the most grand party in the suspended parliament called for a protest for later on Sunday in Tunisia.