September 29, 2013

Tunisia's revolution continues

What's next for the country that sparked the Arab uprisings?

Protesters gesture during a demonstration to call for the departure of the ruling coalition, outside the Constituent Assembly headquarters in Tunis September 7, 2013. REUTERS/ Anis Mili Tunisia is viewed by some as the success story of the Arab Spring, but realities on the ground may prove otherwise. On Saturday, the country's democratically-elected Islamist-led government agreed to resign following months of political turmoil, as tensions with secular opposition parties mounted. Angered by the assassination of two opposition politicians, critics claim the governing party, Ennahda, is too soft on hardline Muslim groups, all while mishandling the economy. So, as Tunisians face further political upheaval, what lies ahead for the country that sparked the historic revolutions? Join us at19:30GMT.

In this episode, we speak to:

Said Ferjani 
Ennahdha spokesperson
Noomane Fehri @NoomaneFehri
Founding member, Afek-Tounes Party 
Oussema Abbes 
Law student and political activist
Mariem Masmoudi @YngDemTunsia
Coordinator, Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy

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