Friday, September 18, 2020
This comes following high tensions with teachers, who engaged in a series of widespread protests after the Attorney-General ordered the closure of the Teachers' Union and forcible dissolution of its leadership on July 25. There were scores of arrests and an unprecedented reporting ban.
- The government will lack capacity to fulfil economic pledges made to public sector workers in 2019.
- Further setbacks to the much-delayed political reform process will complicate Western pledges of financial support.
- If November elections are compromised, the current government of Omar al-Razzaz could face dissolution.
- Negotiations for Emirati aid could lead to harsher measures against the Muslim Brotherhood and Turkish or Qatari influence.