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Tunisian presidential order officially lifts immunity from Members of Parliament

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Tunisia’s presidency has officially issued a presidential order lifting immunity from Members of Parliament, according to a decision announced by the country’s official gazette.

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Thursday appointed Ridha Garsalaoui, a former national security adviser to the presidency, to run the Interior Ministry and pledged to protect rights and freedoms.

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Saied on Sunday invoked a national emergency to seize control of government, dismiss the prime minister and freeze parliament in moves his opponents called a coup.

Tunisians are awaiting the appointment of a new prime minister and the announcement of a road map to find a way out of
the crisis.

"I tell you and the whole world that I am keen to implement the constitutional text and keen more than them on rights and
freedoms," Saied said.

"No one has been arrested. No one has been deprived of his rights, but the law is fully applied," he added.