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Tunisia’s Saied holds referendum, critics fear for democracy

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By Tarek Amara and Angus McDowall TUNIS (Reuters) -Tunisians voted on Monday on a new constitution which critics of President Kais Saied fear will dismantle the democratic gains of the 2011 revolution by handing him nearly total power, with analysts expecting it to pass amid a low turnout. The divided opposition has urged a boycott, calling Saied’s moves a coup that risks flinging Tunisia back into the autocratic era from before the revolution and putting the final nail into the coffin of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. Casting his vote, Saied hailed the referendum as the foundation of a new r…

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