Tunisia’s economic woes are rooted in an inability to produce stable governments. Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh’s resignation on 16 July marked the end of Tunisia’s 11th government since the 2011 revolution. And there is little hope the next one will prove more durable, never mind effective.

October parliamentary elections produced a deeply fractured 217-member assembly that took almost five months to agree on a government (MEES, 21 February). Mr Fakhfakh and his cabinet finally entered office in February, but just weeks later found itself battling the devastating impact of Covid-19. (CONTINUED - 1039 WORDS)