As Tunisia moves closer to elections, the level of trust people have in the government and the electoral system is at a low point. The country’s political parties must find a way to connect with the public to both win votes and restore faith in Tunisia’s democratic institutions.
Tunisia and Morocco have been wondering how protests against the Algerian ruling class will affect them.
Tunisia’s political parties need to offer more than generic slogans to gain the support of voters and lead the country in its last phase of democratic transition.
Tunisian women’s associations aim to lead efforts to prevent radicalization among women, but insufficient funding and inter-organizational divides hamper their efforts.
The UGTT’s reemerging activism signals a growing emphasis in Tunisian politics on economic priorities.
“Overall, there is pride and joy among Tunis residents, who hope that the municipality will finally change under my leadership.”
Mayor Abderrahim discussed her role as the first female, democratically-elected mayor of Tunis, and how she is leading the charge to bring positive change to the capital.
Tunisia’s friends in the international community need to continue focusing on countering corruption and ensuring that this features prominently in foreign assistance.
Although Tunisia’s leadership appears to be warming to Saudi Arabia at a critical moment for the kingdom, Riyadh cannot rely on its allegiance.
As Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wraps up his tour of the Middle East and North Africa, it was made clear that he is back to business as usual.