Talks between Tunisia and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for $1.9bn (€1.7bn) funding that began in just under a year have stalled, Tunisian polls website explains inkifada. The lockdown is no doubt due to the confusing attitude of the country’s new strong leader Qais Syed.

“IMF guidance leading to further impoverishment is unacceptable,” Thus, the Head of State addressed the media representatives on April 6, in particular Press, while explaining that Tunisia should rely on itself and look for alternatives.

By “diktat” Qais Said meant the sponsor’s demands for, among other things, the phasing out of the subsidy system established after independence in 1956 to maintain purchasing power.

“It is not a fact that the president categorically refuses any agreement with the IMF, perhaps he is trying to improve the terms of the agreement,”