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Amidst widespread discontent over unemployment, economic inequality, corruption, political repression and restriction of civil liberties, a popular uprising overthrew Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011 ending decades of one-party rule. A democratic transition process was set in motion, which will culminate in the completion of a new constitution. Tunisia’s first multi-party elections were held in October 2011 for the National Constituent Assembly, which has the power to draft a constitution and appoint an interim cabinet. During this current phase of the transition, IRI is helping to build a more inclusive and representative political process by providing political parties the tools to reach out to youth and women, strengthening the capacity of civil society to perform public advocacy, increasing transparency and citizen participation in the National Constituent Assembly, and providing timely public opinion research on changing political attitudes.