REPORT AT A GLANCE
On the 26th February 2020, the Tunisian parliament approved the composition of a new government, more than four months after the country’s legislative and presidential elections. The process was hard and lengthy, having failed once before when the previously designated figure to form a government, Habib Jemli, failed to secure the parliament’s confidence vote. Jemli was selected by Ennahdha, the Islamist party that won the latest legislative elections, following the procedure dictated by the 2014 constitution.
> Post-2011 Tunisia's difficulties to form governments could prominently be explained by its complex electoral system
> The Tunisian government has mobilized great financial resources to alleviate the socio-economic consequences of COVID-19 yet many Tunisians remain excluded from the aids' scope
> Social dissatisfaction, already very much present in the country pre-COVID, is growing as the lockdown is maintained