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Tunisian President Kais Saied is set to secure more power under a new constitution that was expected to pass in a referendum Monday, in what critics fear is a march to one-man rule over a country that rose up against dictatorship in 2010.

Saied's opponents fear the changes will deal a major blow to democracy in Tunisia, widely seen as the only success story of the Arab Spring uprisings against autocratic rule that elsewhere ended in renewed repression and civil wars.

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