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Vol 52 No 10

Published 13th May 2011


Tunisia

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

After days of running clashes between police and protestors, Prime Minister Béji Caïd Essebsi’s government announced a night-time curfew on 7 May. Along with the country’s politics, the Tunis landscape is undergoing its own revolutionary changes. Just over 100 days after the Jasmine Revolution that saw President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali flee into exile in Saudi Arabia, the capital has been hosting a succession of political debating forums and demonstrations, which have sometimes escalated into violent confrontations (AC Vol 52 No 2 & AC Vol 52 No 3).

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