Asking Tunisians what they thought of the perilous journey their country has made toward democracy—and what their hopes are for the future.
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News about the struggle for better democracy in Tunisia. According to Freedom House, the "post-Arab Spring balloting of October 2011 represented a dramatic improvement in electoral freedoms and practices". Also check out our section on World Democracy and our articles about the Arab Spring.
While Tunisians remain committed to democracy, they are feeling the painful lack of economic and political progress, argues analyst Jake Walles.
Experts opine late President Ben Ali continues to cast shadow over Tunisia, the only nation to emerge from the Arab Spring as a functioning democracy.
Tunisia’s hopeful transition to a democratic future faces a new challenge. Voters in the country have delivered a sharp rebuke to their political elite.
As new democratic movements gather strength elsewhere in North Africa and Tunisia was preparing for a presidential election on Sunday.
There are those who think that on-going electoral campaigns expose serious threats to Tunisia’s young democracy. A really interesting perspective disagrees.
On September 15 Tunisia votes in second free and democratic presidential election since the 2011 revolution. Among candidates are Islamists.
Presidential candidates Selma Elloumi Rekik and Abir Moussi want to fight against creeping fundamentalism that has threatened Tunisian women’s freedoms.
An interesting article in Democracy Digests argues that in the run-up to the presidential poll, Tunisia’s democratic experiment ‘faces toughest test’.
In the Middle East, it has often begun the same way: a popular swell of street protests against long-entrenched autocrats and demonstrators .