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The legislation will force the president, ministers, senior public sector officials, banks, judges, security forces, journalists and unions to declare their property.

Tunisia's president has called on hiws premier to resign,following months of clashes over reforms and economic policy.

Islamist-backed candidate becomes first woman mayor of Tunisian capital

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Islamist-backed candidate becomes first woman mayor of Tunisian capital

Islamist-backed candidate Souad Abderrahim defeated a city official who served under ousted despot Zine el Abidine Ben Ali on Tuesday to become the first woman mayor of the Tunisian capital.

Tunisia still has much democratic progress to make

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Tunisia still has much democratic progress to make

Analysis: Seven years after their uprising, Tunisians marked their first free municipal election on Sunday, but many still feel disappointment ...

Tunisian elections: capital gets its first ever female mayor

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Tunisian elections: capital gets its first ever female mayor

Head of Ennahda's Tunis list Souad Abderrahim is set to be elected the first female mayor of the capital in historic local elections.

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Tunisia votes in first local elections since revolution

The municipal elections, enshrined in the new constitution and one of the demands of the revolution, mark the first tangible step of decentralisation since the end of Ben Ali's rule.

Massinissa Benlakehal

Tunisia’s first local election faces abstention fears

In-depth: Millions of Tunisians will vote for city councillors in 350 municipalities this weekend, but there are fears of a large abstention ...

Ala Oueslati

Tunisia takes next step towards democracy

Analysis: Tunisia takes the next step towards democracy with decision-making devolved to local councils. While little may change day-to-day, ...

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Tunisia Islamist party endorses Jewish election candidate

Tunisia's Ennahda party is set to field Jewish candidate Simon Slama in the country's first municipal elections since Ben Ali's overthrow in ...

'Employment, freedom, dignity': The enduring call of Tunisia's streets

Francesca Mannocchi

'Employment, freedom, dignity': The enduring call of Tunisia's streets

The Tunisian people have borne the consequences of the country's dire post-revolution finances, but political and economic concerns cannot ...

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part II)

Comment: Essebsi is thwarting the fight against corruption, stalling transitional justice and postponing municipal elections. The 2018 protests ...

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part I)

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part I)

Comment: On the anniversary of a revolution that brought hope to many, Tunisians are back on the streets. Khadija Mohsen-Finan looks back at ...

Equal inheritance for daughters is key to women's empowerment

Sophie Bessis

Equal inheritance for daughters is key to women's empowerment

Comment: While marriage between a Muslim woman and a non-Muslim man is now permitted, the question of equal inheritance rights between the sexes ...

Tunisia Islamist party says first post-revolution local elections delayed

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Tunisia Islamist party says first post-revolution local elections delayed

The head of Tunisia's Islamist party Ennahda party has said the country's first municipal elections since the 2011 revolution scheduled for ...

Hundreds protest Tunisia’s new controversial anti-graft law Hundreds protest Tunisia’s new controversial anti-graft law

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Hundreds protest Tunisia’s new controversial anti-graft law

More than 1,000 people protested in Tunis on Saturday, against a controversial amnesty law adopted by parliament for officials accused of ...

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Tunisia parliament approves controversial law 'pardoning Ben Ali-era corruption'

Tunisia's parliament has passed a law which exempts Ben Ali-era officials accused of corruption from prosecution, a move critics say is a step back from the spirit of the revolution.

Usman Butt

Political Islam in Tunisia: The history of Ennahda

Book review: Ennahdha has until recently been impossible to investigate. Wolf's book sheds important light on one of Tunisia’s most influential ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Tunisia's Jasmine revolution: A story of short-lived success?

Comment: Tunisia's 'Jasmine' revolution was heralded as a model for democratic transition in the Arab world. But crackdowns, poverty and ...

The New Arab

Leaked recording highlights Tunisian establishment 'bullying tactics' against activists

A recording of the head of Tunisia's private TV station, Nessma, was leaked on April 17, detailing threats and intimidation against a civil ...

'Official pressure' takes ex-Tunisian president's interview off air

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'Official pressure' takes ex-Tunisian president's interview off air

Moncef Marzouki, Tunisia's former president on Thursday accused authorities of pressuring a local TV station to take an interview conducted ...

Rafaa Chehoudi

Tunisia's new government must quickly reform or face unrest

Rafaa Chehoudi analyses what is stake for Tunisia's government: Either implement urgent economic and security measures, or face a Greek-style ...

Tunisia's youngest premier since independence sworn into office

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Tunisia's youngest premier since independence sworn into office

Tunisia's youngest prime minister since its independence was sworn in on Saturday, marking a new chapter in the country's post-revolutionary ...

Tunisia parliament approves new unity government

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Tunisia parliament approves new unity government

Tunisian MPs have voted to give confidence to the government of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, which includes Islamists and leftists, unionists ...

Tunisia to vote on new multi-party technocratic government

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Tunisia to vote on new multi-party technocratic government

Tunisian MPs are expected to vote on a proposed new government line-up aimed at bringing unity and tackling the North African's state's growing ...

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