It really takes Tunisia away from the 2014 constitution. It concentrates all the power in the hands of the presidency, removes checks and balances, and there's no way to remove the president which is really troubling.
Tunisia had done very well in building its political institutions and building the backbone of a democracy over the past decade but they failed to address the economic challenges the country was facing.
Tunisia marks ten years since its dictator’s fall from power.
As Tunisia says goodbye to President Beji Caid Essebsi, its first democratic leader, experts are watching who Tunisians are prepared to elect in the upcoming elections in September.
The Maghreb continues to see a rise in discontent and militancy due to governmental indifference towards marginalized border regions.
Despite leading Tunisia’s revolution in 2011, many young Tunisians no longer participate in formal politics, leaving questions about the future of the country’s democracy.
The Arab Spring protests upended the order of the Middle East, but six years later much remains the same.
In the years since the 2011 protests, rebellions have led to renewed repression in some places and chaos in others, but it may be too soon to say that they have failed.
Growing grievances in Tunisia must be dealt with if democracy is to be preserved.
The Arab Spring uprisings have spurred a new discussion of political theory among academics in the Middle East.