Tunisia: constitution approved

Tunisia: constitution approved Tunisia’s National Assembly has approved a new constitution in what Reuters describes as “one of the last steps to establishing full democracy three years after the uprising that toppled autocrat Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.”

Tunisia: constitutional process on track

Tunisia: constitutional process on track On 10 January following the resignation of the Islamist Prime Minister Ali Larayedh (a development described in Time magazine as keeping the Arab spring alive) President Munsif Marzuqi invited the former industry minister Mahdi Jum’a to form a non-partisan cabinet to end months of political deadlock and lead the country …

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Tunisia: political compromise

Tunisia: political compromise The political process in Tunisia which has been deadlocked since the assassination of the opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi in late July has reached some compromises.

Tunisia: stalling

Tunisia: stalling The transitional government headed by Ennahda is likely to resign in response to nationwide strikes, protests and uprisings and to be replaced by a transitional caretaker government, probably in a long-drawn out process of protest and negotiation.


Tunisia Tunisia has been experiencing relative calm following the dramatic events of the Arab spring; as usual news in the English-language media is sparse.

Arab youth in the Arab spring

Arab youth in the Arab spring The British Council and the John D. Gerhart Center at the American University in Cairo have jointly produced a report on young people in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia after the revolutions (http://www.britishcouncil.org/d084_therevolutionarypromise_report_v4-3.pdf ).

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