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After power grab, Tunisia’s Saied launches graft crackdown

July 30, 2021

Tunis: Tunisia’s President Kais Saied accused 460 businessmen of embezzlement as he launched a crackdown on corruption, days after grabbing power in what his opponents have dubbed a "coup".

Saied, who suspended parliament for 30 days and seized all executive powers on Sunday, slammed the "bad economic choices" made in recent years, during a meeting with a leader of the employers’ federation UTICA. In his comments late Wednesday, the president singled out for criticism "those who plunder public money".