Population: 11.0 mn.
GDP: 49.4 bn.
Debt: 22.3 bn.

Interim Premier and ex-Industry Minister Mehdi Jomaa will lead a government of technocrats to steer through a new constitution and prepare for national elections this year. His predecessor, Ali Larayedh from the Islamist Ennahda party, stepped down on 9 January after protests from trades unionists and leftists. 

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  • Vol 54 No 5
  •  1st March 2013

Splits prolong crisis

Long before opposition leader Chokri Belaïd was assassinated, the political crisis was in full flow. No end is in sight

  • Vol 54 No 4
  •  15th February 2013

Answers needed

When opposition leader Chokri Belaïd was shot dead by three masked men in a black car on 6 February, the secular opposition, the mainstream Islamist Hizb Ennahda and much of the global commentariat immediately pointed to Tunisia’s Salafist fringe. The ...

  • Vol 53 No 25
  •  14th December 2012

Wilting jasmine

Two years after Ben Ali’s fall, the lack of social and economic progress is fuelling disenchantment with the government

  • Vol 53 No 21
  •  19th October 2012

Ghannouchi unplugged

Liberal mistrust of Islamist leader Rachid Ghannouchi is mounting after his unguarded remarks about collaboration with hard-line Salafist groups were secretly videoed and distributed on the internet.

  • Vol 53 No 6
  •  16th March 2012

Tunisia lobbies for the UMA

There is growing talk that the moribund Union du Maghreb arabe will hold its first summit since 1994.

  • Vol 52 No 21
  •  21st October 2011

New rules for a new order

The likely winner of the Constituent Assembly elections is the Islamist party which the deposed autocrat Ben Ali tried to repress

  • Vol 52 No 21
  •  21st October 2011

Contenders for the Assembly

The eight contenders for the Assembly include: • Hizb Ennahda (Renaissance Party): founded in 1989 by Rachid Ghannouchi, the party has established itself as a mainstream Islamist party. It is expected to win the most seats, if not an absolute majority,...

  • Vol 52 No 10
  •  13th May 2011

A revolution in the revolution

Activists want the transitional regime to purge the state apparatus and organise free elections this year, and tempers are fraying

  • Vol 52 No 3
  •  4th February 2011

Ben Ali, biens mal acquis

The Paris Public Prosecutor's office is opening a preliminary investigation into funds and property held in France by Tunisian ex-President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, his family and entourage. Transparency International (TI) France and two other non-gove...

  • Vol 52 No 2
  •  21st January 2011

The jasmine and khaki revolution

Protests after a desperate unemployed graduate’s suicide ousted the Ben Ali regime and may change regional politics

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