Tunisia entered a fresh political crisis on 16 July as Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh resigned following allegations of conflict of interest due to his stake in a company that had won government contracts. That is the official story. But analysts say the real reasons are more to do with the government’s lack of ideological and political coherence.

Mr Fakhfakh will stay on as caretaker PM while President Kais Saied nominates a successor. Tunisia’s deeply fractured parliament then must approve the choice: if it fails then the country faces the prospect of early elections. (CONTINUED - 183 WORDS)