On July 25th, exactly a year after President Kais Saïed’s power grab, Tunisians will take to the polls to vote in a referendum on a new constitution. The proposed national charter will likely expand the President’s powers, raising questions over the country’s future institutional architecture and checks and balances system. While Tunisians are less focused on the constitutional debate and more concerned with the state’s socioeconomic and financial crisis, Tunisia’s international partners follow developments in the country very closely.
Where is Tunisia heading? What does the President want to achieve by establishing a so-called “New Republic?” What are the prospects for Tunisia’s political and economic stability? What space will the Islamists find in the new political setting? How are regional and international actors dealing with Tunisia?