On September 15 Tunisia votes in second free and democratic presidential election since the 2011 revolution. Among candidates are Islamists.
Tunisia articles on Democracy Chronicles
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.
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 .
Tunisian police stormed the offices of a private television station and cut it off the air on Thursday over accusations it had breached broadcasting rules.
Tunisia’s 92-year-old president said Saturday that he did not plan to stand for re-election in the November polls, in order to make way for someone younger.
Corruption is the pressing issue singled out by Tunisian citizens after 8 years protests which led to exit of longtime leader Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.
Tunisia should abandon or substantially revise a bill that would give the government sweeping powers to restrict rights during declared states of emergency.
Tunisia’s first freedom of information law reaches third anniversary, advances the rights of citizens to get information from publicly funded institutions.
Tunisian teachers protest for higher wages and better work conditions on Wednesday, in an escalation of their protests against the cash-strapped government.