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Session 204

Following protests in Tunisia over Covid, the prime minister has been removed and the government suspended.

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News Review

Tunisia's prime minister fired after protests

Tunisia's president has dismissed the prime minister and suspended parliament, after violent mass protests across the country on Sunday.

The protests were due to the government's handling of a massive recent increase in Covid cases – along with general unrest over the nation's economic status.

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The story

The President of Tunisia, Kais Saied, has sacked his prime minister, Hichem Mechichi, and suspended parliament following nationwide protests against the government's mishandling of the worsening coronavirus crisis.

Addressing an emergency meeting of military commanders, Mr Saied said the measures were aimed at saving the state. 

Key words and phrases

dismissing
removing someone from their job

  • Be careful when you speak to the manager. He’s known for dismissing staff very quickly.
  • My boss always dismisses my plans as ridiculous.

woes
worries; big problems or issues

  • The new economic plan was designed to help the country recover from its financial woes.
  • After the terrible news, her face was full of woe.

ousts
forces someone to leave their position

  • A new board sometimes ousts the previous CEO after a takeover.
  • She was ousted from the party after her aggressive attitude.

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