Ten days after a largely boycotted vote on a new Constitution pushed forward by president Kais Saied, official results have yet to be announced, while a new IMF loan is urgently needed to keep the country afloat. The coming weeks will be crucial for the destiny of the young North African democracy.
- From Egypt to Tunisia, from Algeria to Morocco, Islamist and democratic hopes alike have been dashed, or crashed. Time to reflect on how that could happen.
- The poorly known Tunisian geologist was tasked by President Saied of forming a new government. Will she have any space to deliver?
- Tunisia’s President Kaïs Saïed has announced the extension “until further notice” of the state of exception. While free voices are increasingly intimidated.
- Eighty-seven per cent of Tunisians support the President’s decision to ‘freeze’ parliament’s work for 30 days. Yet the danger of an authocratic swing is high.
- Ten years after the sudden destitution of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, all the chickens are coming home to roost in a Tunisia drained by what appears to be a never-ending economic crisis. Political reports mirror a situation that is now festering and in which conflict pervades the present.
- Ahead of a much-awaited government confidence vote, Ennahda and the other main Tunisian parties weigh the price of compromise
- Two months after the elections in Tunisia, Prime Minister Habib Jemli has to deal with a fragmented parliament. As no party achieved the necessary 109 seats to ensure the absolute majority, the risk of “ungovernability” remains high. An uphill start for the youngest Arab democracy.
- A year ahead of legislative and presidential elections, Tunisian politics appears to be in a period of intense upheaval. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed’s position has been wavering for months. Meanwhile, the economic malaise of the population deepens by the day.
- In a coalition government, Ennahda is demonstrating what acceptable religious conservatism might look like