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Tunisia Elections

Tunisia Names Old Regime Veteran To Form New Government

AP | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's largest political party chose a veteran from the country's former dictatorship as its candidate for prime minister M...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

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

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 | World

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

Tunisian President To Be Picked In Runoff Race

AP | By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA and PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 01.25.2015 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A veteran politician from Tunisia's old regime will face off against a symbol of its democratic revolution in a runoff that is...

Tunisians Hold Landmark Presidential Election

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA and SAM KIMBALL | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia took another step forward in its transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, wi...

Tunisia Is Where The Arab Spring Worked -- And Why

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

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

10 Things The World Should Know About Tunisia's Elections

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

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

Tunisians Vote In Historic Parliamentary Election

AP | PAUL SCHEMM and BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 12.26.2014 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians voted Sunday for their first five-year parliament since they overthrew their dictator in the 2011 revolution that ki...

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

Amira Yahyaoui | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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.

Tunisia Fetes Arab Spring

AP | By PAUL SCHEMM and BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 02.16.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Exactly one year ago, in a hardscrabble town in Tunisia's arid interior, the death knell sounded for the decades-old system of dicta...

Tunisia Breaks With Years Of Dictatorship

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's newly elected president promised at his swearing-in ceremony Tuesday to be a leaders for all Tunisians. Veteran righ...

Tunisia Expected To Elect Human Rights Activist Interim President

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's new assembly chose a veteran rights activist Monday as the country's first democratically elected president. Moncef ...

Egypt's Elections: Owning the Revolution

Eunice Roque | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
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 ...

Tunisian Parties Agree On New Cabinet

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 01.19.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — The three parties making up Tunisia's new ruling coalition on Saturday divided up the top government jobs between them, with th...

Tunisia Picks New Interim Prez

AP | By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 11.15.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- A veteran human rights activist was selected as Tunisia's new interim president on Tuesday, a party official says. Moncef Marzouki,...

Islamist Winner Of Tunisian Elections Promises Open Society

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 01.10.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — The new Tunisia will welcome people of all faiths and carry on the tradition of moderation for which it has always been known, ...

PHOTOS: Women Demonstrate To Protect Rights Following Islamist Party Victory

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Some 200 Tunisian women demonstrated Wednesday in downtown Tunis in defense of their rights, following the election victory of ...

Arab Spring, Islamic Harvest: Tunisia Goes to the Polls

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 12.29.2011 | World
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."

Night Of Unrest In Town Where Arab Spring Started

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — The leader of the moderate Islamist party that won Tunisia's first free elections called for calm Friday after protests erupted...

Islamist Party Official Winner Of First Free Tunisian Elections

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's moderate Islamist party Ennahda, banned for decades, emerged the official victor in the nation's first free elections...