The result of parliamentary elections in Tunisia last weekend will probably strengthen President Saied’s ability to pass laws, but could also dissuade the IMF from formally approving a financing package for the country. A sovereign default in 2023 is looking increasingly likely. Elsewhere in North Africa, Morocco is one of the EMs that could be most affected by the EU’s recently-agreed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, although exposure could be mitigated if Morocco proceeds with its own plans to introduce a carbon tax. Finally, recent protests in Jordan over fuel prices threaten more pain for the already struggling economy.
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