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Vol 57 No 4

Published 19th February 2016


Tunisia

One country for old men

The securocrats are back but so is unrest. Anger at poor economic prospects endangers North Africa's most promising democracy

In January 2011, young Tunisians fuelled the Jasmine Revolution. Today, the country looks more and more like a gerontocracy. Disappointment at the outcome of the revolution, especially among the young, is manifesting itself in a series of violent confrontations across the country. In spite of a strong civil society, the type of government that has emerged still does not reflect the widespread yearning for generational as well as political change.

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