MPs critical of Kais Saied take flight
While parliamentary activities are suspended, some Tunisian MPs have been able to travel abroad in recent days. Others seem to have left the country before the president's 25 July power grab.
Although the Biden administration called on the Tunisian president to rapidly restore the country's democratic institutions in mid-August, it has continued to cooperate with Tunis on several fronts, not least via its MCC and USAID development agencies.
Having failed to present a structural reform plan to the International Monetary Fund, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi is unlikely to get any new budgetary aid in the short term. Parliamentary speaker Rached Ghannouchi, meanwhile, has been unable to obtain support from his allies in Qatar.