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Thursday, 28 July 2022

Tunisian voters approve controversial new constitution

Voters hand Tunisian president sweeping new powers: Tunisia’s president Kais Saied has been granted extensive power over the judiciary and government in a new constitution voted in by only 30.5% of eligible voters, according to Reuters. Some 95% of voters approved the constitution in a referendum that was boycotted by opposition parties, who say that it reverses many of the democratic achievements of the 2011 revolution.

Ukraine needs a huge IMF loan: Ukraine wants to secure a USD 15-20 bn IMF loan before the end of the year to shore up its economy amid the debilitating impacts of the war, the country’s central bank governor, Kyrylo Shevchenko, told Reuters.

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