Ennahda & UGTT profit from political vacuum
With just three months to go before Tunisia’s first post-revolution elections, the moderate Islamic Ennahda party and the UGTT union appear poised to monopolize the political scene. On April 12, the high commission in charge of planning the election of [. [...]
New ministers on tight leash...
How much leeway will the country’s new cabinet be given? Picked to replace their predecessors connected to the ruling Rassemblement Constitutionnel Democratique (RCD) party that was driven from office by street protests, the "new" ministers in the transitional government named [. [...]
Revenge of RCD "old timers" against Trabelsi clan
Formed on January 17 following the flight of Zine el-Abidine and Leila Ben Ali, the transitional government led to the former elite of the ruling Rassemblement Constitutionnel Democratique (RCD) gaining the upper hand. However, the so-called RCD "technocrats," natives of [. [...]
Exiles and Opponents Meet Secretly in Geneva
Welcomed by Geneva mayor Remy Pagani, around 100 Tunisian political exiles discreetly founded the Organisation Internationale des Exiles Tunisiens (OIET) on June 20-21 in the Swiss city. With Noureddine Khatrouchi, a former member of the Islamic Ennahdha movement who now [. [...]