Tunisia’s President Kais Saied has announced on state TV that he is dissolving the country’s parliament, eight months after suspending it in a July power grab. Al Jazeera reports that he made the announcement at a meeting of the National Security Council, hours after parliamentarians held a plenary session online and voted through a bill against his “exceptional measures”. Saied denounced parliament’s move as a “coup attempt” and said those responsible had “betrayed” the nation.