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New Tunisian Parliament Opens Today

Tuesday 2nd December sees the opening of Tunisia’s first permanent parliamentary assembly, elected in the country’s second free and fair legislative elections on 26th October. The new assembly replaces the National Constituent Assembly, which was elected in 2011 to write Tunisia’s new Constitution and oversee legislation. Over 1300 electoral lists competed in the legislative elections

Tunisia’s First Constitutional Conflict – what does the Constitution say on the formation of a new government?

Tunisia has witnessed a number of firsts in recent weeks – the first free and fair regular legislative elections, the first free and fair presidential elections, and now its first constitutional dispute under its new constitution. In a communication from the President of the Republic, Dr. Moncef Marzouki, to the leader of the Nidaa Tounes

Tunisia’s Transition Triumphs – but Fears for its Democratic Future Remain

Tunisia’s second democratic elections on Sunday marked a milestone in the country’s democratic transition, with voters turning out en masse to elect a new 5-year Parliament. The elections were widely applauded as a success by international observers and world leaders, and prove the country’s ability to guarantee a key pillar of democracy – peaceful change

The Tunisian Diaspora is the Key to FDI BY MOHAMED MALOUCHE

In the wake of Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa’s world tour to court international assistance, the focus on Tunisia’s economy has taken center stage a means to further the country’s momentum—but not all options are being explored. Tunisia needs an immediate cash injection and substantial investment to finance its deficit and grow its economy. Tunisians living

A world of fear By MONIA MAZIGH

While I was visiting my family and friends in Tunisia this summer, I came across a new feeling, or maybe it is an impression — a feeling or impression that I never encountered before in the country that is proud today to be called the sparkle of the “Arab Spring.”I grew up there in the

IRI POLL: Tunisia’s democratic transition at a crossroads

Washington, DC – Five months after the landmark passage of Tunisia’s constitution, and with historic elections expected in October and November of this year, a new IRI poll  finds Tunisia once again at a crossroads in its democratic transition. “Democracy does not lead to overnight prosperity, and Tunisians are coming to terms with this reality,” said Scott Mastic,