Tunisia’s parliament sworn in amid legitimacy crisis

Tunisia has sworn in a new parliament with the opposition coalition refusing to recognise its legitimacy.

Only state media were allowed to cover the opening session. Independent journalists were denied access.

A spokeswoman for Tunisia’s journalists’ union said what was happening was dangerous.

The parliament was elected on a turnout of just over 11% after a new constitution was passed granting its author, President Kais Saied, sweeping powers.

Mr Saied dissolved the previous elected parliament two years ago, in a move described by critics as a coup.

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