sexta-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2015

Tunisians rewarded after "horrible year"

That's what the four organisations made in 2013. To organize a national dialogue between the Islamists of Ennahda, in power, and the opposition, the Quartet saved democratic changes in Tunisia.

In the middle of the turmoil of the Arab spring, the country where it all began in 2011 makes exception figure. After decades of dictatorship and two years of conflicts and compromises, the Tunisians adopt a progressive Constitution that protects the freedom of religion and women's rights.

At the end of 2014, the Tunisians come back having occasion to celebrate, to elect a President for the first time by universal suffrage and with all the democratic guarantees.

But 2015 is the year of all the dangers for the young democracy: on March 18, the Bardo Museum is attacked by jihadists, who are 22 dead.

In June, the terror came to the beach in Sousse: balance sheet: 33 dead. It's a blow to the country's tourism industry, vital to the economic recovery.

In addition, according to the UN, 5500 Tunisians have party for Syria, to Iraq or Libya, to crack down on armed radical groups.

The 24 November, President Beji Caïd Essebsi was forced to decree a State of emergency for the second time in the year: A bomb attack against a bus of the presidential guard made 12 dead. 11 days after the massacre of Paris, was once again the Group Islamic State the claim.

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