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February 20, 2020
It has been nine years since Tunisians kicked off the Arab Spring by taking to the streets to demand a citizen-centered government that would respond to popular dissatisfaction with corruption and economic strife. Nearly a decade later, the country has made significant progress toward democracy,... Read More
October 10, 2019
Two outsiders emerged as front runners in the first round of Tunisia’s presidential race on September 15th in a rebuke of the political establishment. These candidates, a little-known professor and a populist media magnate, capitalized on exasperation with elite-driven politics and deteriorating... Read More
September 27, 2019
Two first-time candidates made it to the run-off in the first round of the Tunisian presidential election.... Read More
September 27, 2019
Two first-time candidates made it to the run-off in the first round of the Tunisian presidential election.... Read More
September 11, 2019
Until last weekend, the World Cup was the only event that I could rely on seeing on every TV in every café in Tunis. But for three nights over this past weekend, soccer took a rare back seat to a whole different kind of competition: the... Read More
September 10, 2019
All eyes are on Tunisia as it prepares for a presidential election on September 15 — an election hastened by the untimely death of President Beji Kaid Essebsi, the founding father of Tunisia’s second republic. Despite disenchantment with Tunisia’s direction since the Arab Spring, the... Read More
August 16, 2019
As Tunisia prepares for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections, IRI is supporting its local partners in their voter registration and civic education initiatives to reach women and other marginalized voters. Since the first post-revolution elections in 2011, voter turnout in Tunisia... Read More
July 16, 2019
Despite isolated local victories implementing anti-corruption efforts, corruption in Tunisia continues to be perceived as a top citizen concern. As of February 2019, respondents of the latest IRI poll... Read More
July 01, 2019
2019 may be dubbed as another “Year of the Woman.” In Sudan, women led the charge in anti-government demonstrations against the oppressive al-Bashir government,... Read More
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

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