Tunisia’s dominant party urges referendum boycott

Tunisia’s powerful Islamist-inspired Ennahda party is calling on its members to boycott a referendum later this month on President Kais Saied’s proposed new constitution.
Speaking at a press conference in Tunis, the party’s spokesman, Imed Khemeri, insisted that the vote was not in the interests of Tunisians.
Critics accuse President Saied, who sacked the government last July and dissolved parliament before seizing executive power, of trying to return the country to one-man rule.
Several other Tunisian parties have also called for a boycott on the referendum.