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Tunisia Makes Historic Strides Toward Democracy


Tunisian citizens at home and abroad spoke strongly in favor of democracy on October 26 to elect the country’s first post-revolution parliament.  A delegation from IRI said the process was “credible, transparent and allowed for genuine political competition among political stakeholders.”


This is the third in a series of reports IRI is issuing over the course of the next few months as Tunisia holds parliamentary and presidential elections. This report draws on the observation and analysis of IRI’s long-term observers deployed at strategic locations throughout Tunisia.


Tunisia’s Politicians Must Manage Expectations


Economic Assistance Alone Will Not Lead to Success in Tunisia


Part of an early generation of Tunisian activists, Chebbi courageously led the fight for democracy and human rights for more than four decades for which he was imprisoned and forced into exile.  Now a member of the National Constituent Assembly, he is focused on making sure democracy meets the expectations of those who bravely overthrew a dictator.


Tired of living in fear of a harsh dictatorship which prohibited free speech and political freedom, the founders of iWatch wanted a new, free and democratic Tunisia.  When the revolution began in Sidi Bouzid, they were among hundreds of young Tunisians who stood up to the brutality of President Ben Ali’s security services.


‘It Is a New Day for My Sons’


Tunisia: The Little Country that Could...and Did

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