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‘Tunisia Days’ ahead as inflation exerts political pressure

People entering the abandoned Presidential Secretariat at Galle Face in Colombo, Sri Lanka on July 10, 2022.(Photo by M.A.Pushpa Kumara/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

In the space of three weeks, as many world leaders have quit.

First, scandal-prone Boris Johnson was forced off a ledge by his colleagues in the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party. A week later Sri Lanka’s Gotabaya Rajapaksa threw in the towel after having to flee anti-government protesters. And, most recently, Mario Draghi resigned as Italy’s prime minister after facing a confidence vote.

The countries previously piloted by these leaders have one thing in common. Scarred by past economic missteps, each is now staring down the barrel of a cost of living crisis. 

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Sarah Smit

Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.

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