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Tunisia Elections

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Tunisia Has A Democracy, If They Can Keep It | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.23.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Tunisia, where the Arab Spring first arose, has a new democratically elected government following presidential elections over the weeken...

Tunisia Votes In Historic Presidential Runoff

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2015 | Home

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Tunisians voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's tr...

Tunisia Is Where The Arab Spring Worked -- And Why

The European | Florian Guckelsberger and Lars Mensel | Posted 11.26.2014 | Home

Florian Guckelsberger and Lars Mensel of The European sat down with Rafik Abdessalem -- the former foreign minister of Tunisia and a leading member of...

10 Things The World Should Know About Tunisia's Elections

Al Huffington Post | Monia Ben Hamadi | Posted 10.29.2014 | Home

On October 23, 2011, the Tunisian people elected a Constituent Assembly in their first ever “free” elections, which were organized following the p...

Tunisia: Anti-Islamist MP Shot and Killed on Republic Day

Amira Yahyaoui | Posted 09.24.2013 | Home
Amira Yahyaoui

For better or worse, Tunisia might be following the example of Egypt and starting its own rebellion. Unless social violence and government incompetence become so banal that Tunisians fail to react to the second political assassination of its democratic transition.

Tunisia One Year Later: More of the Same but Hope for Change

Sophie-Alexandra Aiachi | Posted 12.23.2012 | Home
Sophie-Alexandra Aiachi

The Constitution has not been drafted, the date of the next election has not been set, and we continue to plod through the various crises agitating our society and an economy that does not stop sinking.

Celebrating Independence Goes Beyond Parties, Candidates and Constitutions

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home
Mehrunisa Qayyum

We needed time to build our emotional and physical identity. So why is it that we are so critical of other nations, like Egypt and Tunisia, which have barely had a year to finalize their new constitutions, or a four-year term to test out their newly elected parties?

Opportunity Missed

Amira Mohsen Galal | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Amira Mohsen Galal

Although the early uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt were markedly secular and free of ideology, it was Islamists in both countries that swept the board in recent parliamentary elections. Where did it go wrong for Arab liberal secularists? How can they reconnect with the masses?

"The Revolution Will Spread Throughout the Muslim World - and Beyond"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Elisabeth Braw

People call him "The Godfather of the new Islamist Middle East." Rachid Ghannouchi, whose Ennahdha party won Tunisia's first free elections last November, does indeed spearhead the post-Arab Spring Middle East.

Egypt's Elections: Owning the Revolution

Eunice Roque | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home
Eunice Roque

For Egyptians, Tunisians, and anyone who has ever experienced life under a dictatorship, the sight of people lining up to vote is cause for jubilation and the most reassuring sign that the revolution is working.

Tunisia: A Test For What 'Moderate' Islam Looks Like

Posted 11.28.2011 | Religion

By Elizabeth Bryant Religion News Service TUNIS, Tunisia (RNS) Nearly a year after Tunisia set off the Arab Spring of popular revolt, the face of ...

Arab Spring, Islamic Harvest: Tunisia Goes to the Polls

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 12.29.2011 | Home
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The feeling toward Ennahda among many Tunisians, as is the case elsewhere with Islamist parties in the Arab world is, in a nutshell, "They're clean. Let's give them a try."

A Guide To Tunisia's Election Results

The Atlantic Wire | Max Fisher | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home

Update, Wednesday 10:45 a.m.: Women will come out under-represented, but not compared to the U.S. In setting up their new political party system, Tuni...

Tunisia Elections: The Difficulties of Democracy

Jonathan Schienberg | Posted 12.22.2011 | Home
Jonathan Schienberg

As Tunisia gears up for its first democratic elections this Sunday, its popular emerging political parties, like Afek Tounes, have high hopes for spreading their message far and wide.

From The Streets Of Tunisia To Wall Street

Hedi Jaouad | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Hedi Jaouad

This Sunday, Tunisians will go to the polls for the first transparent, multi-party elections in their 3,000-year history.

Video of Friday's Islamist Protests in Tunisia

Mischa Benoit-Lavelle | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home
Mischa Benoit-Lavelle

From the West these demonstrations have been viewed solely through the lens of secularism versus Islam, free speech versus blasphemy; but in fact, the situation is more complex than that, and more political.

Tunisia's Coming Islamist Economy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.30.2011 | Home
Daniel Wagner

As Tunisia prepares for democratic elections, foremost in the minds of many Tunisians is the potential rise of Islamist political parties, and the fear that religious politicians will engineer a merger between mosque and state.