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April 17, 2019
Since December 2018, the Tunisian parliament passed the 2019 state budget, voted for a new president of the Independent High Electoral Commission (ISIE), and the ISIE has established the 2019 electoral calendar. However,... Read More
February 19, 2019
A week after protests in Kasserine spiraled out of control leading to violent clashes and spreading concern across the country, the IRI Tunisia team hit the road to meet with citizens and civil society organizations to discuss the state of... Read More
January 17, 2019
Tunisia is the only country to have emerged from the Arab Spring as an established democracy but eight years after the revolution, political leaders are... Read More
December 20, 2018
An important strategic ally to the United States, a democratic Tunisia can have an important positive effect on the North Africa region. Since the revolution, Tunisia has made huge democratic progress by achieving key... Read More
December 11, 2018
Of the countries that experienced the 2011 Arab Spring, Tunisia is the only democracy to emerge. Less than four years after the Jasmine revolution, Tunisians adopted a new and progressive constitution, voted... Read More
November 05, 2018
IRI collaborates with engaged, passionate civil society organizations (CSO) to organize public... Read More
September 07, 2018
In February 2016, Tunisia adopted a new Criminal Procedure Code (CPC). Under the new CPC, the law formally grants citizens protection against torture, the right to legal counsel from the onset of detention, reduces the maximum pre-trial detention time to 48 hours, requires the police to allow the... Read More
May 10, 2018
Following several postponements, Tunisians finally went to the polls last Sunday in the country’s first democratic local elections since the 2011 revolution. The message Tunisian voters sent? Indifference. As expected, voter turnout was disappointingly... Read More
May 01, 2018
On May 6, Tunisians will cast their votes in the country’s first-ever democratic local elections. Across the country, 53,668 candidates will compete for 7,212 municipal council seats in Tunisia’s 350 municipalities. Repeatedly postponed, Sunday’s elections are an essential step in the democratic... Read More
April 30, 2018
After repeated delays, Tunisia will hold the first democratic local elections in the country’s history on May 6. This represents a major milestone in Tunisia’s democratic transition; for the first time, Tunisians will be able to vote for public officials who will serve in their own communities and... Read More

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