Unemployed graduates in Tunisia demonstrate to demand that the government provides job opportunities. Reuters/Zoubeir SouissiIn late 2010 demonstrations in Tunisia sparked a popular push for democratisation through the Arab world in what became known as the Arab Spring. The uprisings saw Tunisia emerge from 23 years of despotic rule under President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Though the country has made substantial gains since its transition, it still needs to safeguard its fledgling democracy.
Political reform and democratic transition in Tunisia – including the adoption of a landmark constitution – was lauded by the international community. Where democratic reversals occurred in …read more
Source: The Conversation