Tunisia is embarking on the next phase of that transition with a newly elected government that is determined to finally deliver on the promises of the 2010-2011 revolution.
Tunisia has long been a leader in women’s rights in the region. Despite the legal and formal progress made towards addressing inequality, discussing issues such as sexual harassment and assault remains largely socially taboo.
Tunisia an unprecedented opportunity for a democratic opening.
Tunisians are preparing to choose a new president, even as their democracy is being consolidated.
Tunisia’s upcoming parliamentary elections may lead to a more fractured legislature.
Tunisia’s presidential runoff will be between two candidates whose views remain unclear.
Tunisia’s second presidential election was successfully held without any major disruptions, but an unconventional process and low voter turnout has left Tunisians with an unexpected choice.
Tunisia’s first democratically elected president died on July 25. His death has squeezed even tighter what was already a narrow window for the election campaign, with far-reaching consequences.
Tunisia faces its first transition of power since Beji Caid Essebsi became the first democratically elected president. Carnegie Fellow Sarah Yerkes explains what the recent death of President Essebsi means for the future of Tunisia.
Tunisians are increasingly turning toward U.S. rivals for support. This shift in attitude toward the United States comes amidst a political crisis that highlights the fragility of the country’s democratic transition.