President of the Republic of Tunisia Kais Saied.

President Kais Saied of Tunisia - the only democracy that lasted after the Arab Spring - fired the country's prime minister and froze parliament for 30 days over the weekend.

Saied announced the moves on Sunday, saying that a new prime minister would take up executive authority from Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi.

"We have taken these decisions … until social peace returns to Tunisia and until we save the state," he said in a televised address, according to the Washington Post.

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