The Foreign Desk

Tunisia: what went wrong?

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14 August 2021

Episode 398

30 minutes


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Ten years ago, Tunisia was praised as the only democracy to blossom from the Arab Spring. It managed to cast out a long-time dictator and establish political pluralism. But now the future of the country’s democracy is in limbo following president Kais Saied’s dismissal of parliament. How long will this last? Why do so many Tunisians support the president’s power grab? And is there a way out of this crisis? Andrew Mueller speaks to Layli Foroudi, Safwan Masri and Saida Ounissi.

14 August 2021

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