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Alessandra Bajec is a freelance journalist currently based in Beirut.

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Tunisia picks law professor as new president

14 October, 2019

Kais Saied, an independent candidate who ran on a conservative, anti-corruption platform, takes the presidency with at least 72% of the popular vote.

Karoui out of jail just before Tunisia’s presidential run-off

12 October, 2019

Tunisia gears up for a fair vote in Sunday’s presidential poll after jailed candidate Nabil Karoui was freed days ahead of the run-off.

Legislative elections set Tunisia's future political path of action

04 October, 2019

Tunisians will make their voices heard in what will be a decisive election for the parliamentary regime, but some voters are now showing less interest in the campaigns.

Jailed Karoui heads for run-off in Tunisia presidential election

19 September, 2019

Karoui advances to the second round of Tunisia's polls despite uncertainty around his status after a fresh appeal for his release from prison is denied, ahead of the forthcoming run-off.

Tunisia's elections: The town that made the revolution

16 September, 2019

In Tunisia's heart of the revolution, much distrust toward the post-2011 political class and determination to see real change drove many to vote in Sunday’s presidential election.

Women to play a decisive role in Tunisia's elections

10 September, 2019

Women will likely play a big role in determining Tunisia's future in the coming elections, especially if the vote goes to a second round.

Agonising choices: Tunisia's post-Essebsi elections could cause further fragmentation

12 August, 2019

Analysis: Following the death of President Essebsi, Tunisia got through the transition of power but challenges and fragmentation could exacerbate already tumultuous political scene as the country heads towards elections.

Interview: Mounir Baatour, Tunisia’s first gay presidential candidate

17 July, 2019

The New Arab Meets: Mounir Baatour, a prominent lawyer and co-founder of Tunisia's first official LGBT+ organisation, who has launched his bid for presidency, calling for a more inclusive society.

Tunisian voters defiant despite terror attacks and president's ill-health

05 July, 2019

Tunisians remain resilient ahead of the elections despite the latest setbacks in the country, with many indicating that the terrorist attacks and Essebsi's poor health will not delay the polls.

Terrorism strikes Tunisia at a time of tourism recovery

28 June, 2019

The attacks in Tunisia come one day after the four-year anniversary of the Sousse beach attack and at a time when the tourism season just began showing signs of recovery.

Traditional sounds liven up Ramadan nights in Tunis

29 May, 2019

Feature: Musical ensembles and performers brighten up the Tunisian capital in a rich, savvy mixture of styles throughout the holy Muslim month.

Haftar's Tripoli battle leaves Libyans without respite over Ramadan

15 May, 2019

The persistent offensive by rogue warlord Haftar's forces is taking its heavy toll on Tripoli residents since the holy Muslim month of Ramadan began.

Alessandra Bajec
Alessandra Bajec

Alessandra Bajec is a freelance journalist currently based in Beirut.

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