Tunisia: In Home of Arab Spring, a Desire for More

In Tunisia, citizens are already expressing concern that the positive effects of the revolt that swept the Arab nation only 9 months ago may be losing impact. The majority of citizens are proud of their current situation and eagerly anticipate their first democratic election. However, others worry that loyalists of ex-dictator Ben Ali still occupy positions of authority and may be thwarting effective change from behind the scenes. While this is the concern of many, Bouebdelli – revered owner of a series of private schools and colleges – remains optimistic, and argues that building a democracy in Tunisia will take time…

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