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Tunisia

Tunisia

Population: 11.53 mn.
GDP: $40.26 bn.
Debt: $32.15 bn.

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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

Tunisians kept their affection for constitutional principles and the rule of law throughout the corruption and autocracy that prevailed under President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who...


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 jasmine and khaki revolution

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

The arrest of 33 members of the former ruling family less than a week after the overthrow of President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali on 13 January consolidates the change of regime. It s...


Party time for the first family

Ben Ali wins a crushing victory and another five years in power

President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali saved his allies from a little of the usual embarrassment at his 26 October re-election by polling only 89.62% of the vote, down from 94.4% in 200...


Rumblings of dissent

Ben Ali's fifth and final term approaches

Like its western neighbour, Tunisia is a prime target for Islamist fighters. President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali (born September 1936) has used the AQIM threat to rationalise his ext...


Enlightenment

Recent threats to Egyptian and Tunisian writers reflect a growing confrontation between Islamists and other Muslims. Egyptian philosopher Sa'id Mahmoud el Gomeni has said he'll giv...


Faustian deal

Zine el Abidine Ben Ali's vote of 94.49 per cent in the 24 October presidential poll was no surprise; the established opposition said it couldn't compete with his Rassemblement Con...


Ben Ali for a fourth

Africa's 'change the constitution' movement has now crept north to Tunisia, where the ruling Rassemblement Constitutionnel Démocratique wants to persuade' President Zine el ...


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