Tunisia's new Constitution: progress and challenges to come

By Zaid Al -Ali & Donia Ben Romdhane[1], 17 February 2014
C/Flickr/Amine Ghrabi
C/Flickr/Amine Ghrabi
<p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US;">In spite of a number of serious challenges, the Tunisian Constituent Assembly – under the people’s ever watchful eye – successfully negotiated a new and modern constitution. In 2011, the political class was far from prepared for the changes that had been forced upon them by the people.&nbsp; Important cleavages between conservative Islamist politicians on the one hand and liberal and secular politicians on the other complicated negotiations and grew worse over time. </span></p><div>[toc hidden:1]</div><p>
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