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n Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor - Tunisia's lesson in pragmatism : a power sharing arrangement is the likely result of elections - : election reflection

Volume 2014, Issue 04
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Abstract

With preparations underway for elections later this year, Tunisia's main secular and Islamist parties are bracing themselves for an outcome that will very likely demand a power-sharing arrangement. In December 2010, Tunisia became the first country to experience the wave of popular, pro-democracy protests known as the 'Arab Spring', which subsequently spread across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The new elections in Tunisia will mark the second free elections in the country since the revolution that overthrew former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Approximately seven million Tunisians are expected to vote for the new leadership that will be responsible for ruling the country for the next five years. The new administration will face the task of tackling economic stagnation, spearheading reforms in all major sectors, and addressing an ongoing al-Qaeda-linked terrorist threat.

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2014-04-01
2019-09-18

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