After Tunisia's 'ghost election,' what comes next?
Voter turnout for parliamentary elections in Tunisia this weekend was so low it broke world records. Tunisians are dispirited and a wannabe-authoritarian leads the country. What now for the endangered democracy?
Deutsche Welle | January 31, 2023
The president has tried to look abroad to get the country out of its economic crisis, without much success, as his political problems mount.
Al Jazeera | January 13, 2023
A feeble turnout in Tunisia’s inconclusive parliamentary elections over the weekend drew opposition calls for the country’s strongman president to step down.
The New York Times | December 20, 2022
Tunisia civil society groups raise questions over referendum data
Amid complaints over data management, election authority maintains the results of constitutional referendum are valid.
Al Jazeera | August 05, 2022
The last time Tunisia plunged into political crisis — its infant democracy unraveling amid political deadlock, assassinations and mass unrest — it fell to the country’s traditional guardians to find a way forward.
The New York Times | May 07, 2022
President Saied said he would replace most of commission's members in a move that will cast doubt on electoral integrity.
Middle East Eye | April 22, 2022
Old school politicking and backroom deals helped bring parliamentarians together to vote down Kais Saied's exceptional measures.
The National | April 14, 2022
The bilateral relationship has faced serious issues in recent years, but could the conflict in Ukraine lead to a potential strengthening of Ankara and Washington's alliance?
The New Arab | March 09, 2022
Teachers, nurses and police officers are being put in the red by late salary payments as the country’s finances crumble.
The National | February 22, 2022
This week on Babel, Jon speaks with Dr. Monica Marks, a professor of Middle East politics at NYU Abu Dhabi who has been thinking about Tunisia for almost 15 years.
Rajawali Siber | September 21, 2021
Over the past two months, Tunisian President Kais Saied has enjoyed broad popular support to reach ever higher heights of power, culminating in a recent announcement that he would essentially rule the country by decree.
The Singapore Time | September 27, 2021
As Tunisia’s President Cements One-Man Rule, Opposition Grows
For the past two months, President Kais Saied of Tunisia has ridden widespread popular support to ever-higher peaks of power, culminating in a recent announcement that he would essentially rule the country by decree.
DNYUZ | September 27, 2021
Politicians and experts have expressed concern about the situation in Tunisia a day after President Kais Saied said that he would be indefinitely extending his sole control of the government.
The National | August 25, 2021