The president of Tunisia, Kais Saied, has used his first public appearance in nearly two weeks to criticise opponents who were questioning the state of his health.
In a video posted online, the president described speculation that he was ill as “utterly crazy” and accused the opposition of trying to create a crisis.
Coughing occasionally during the address, he said that a power vacuum was not created if he caught a cold.
President Saied has ruled by decree since seizing power in 2021 and last year forced through a law giving his office unlimited powers.
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