December 14, 2012

Tunisia a Better Model for Arab Spring

Alan Philps, The National

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A casual observer of the Arab world will most likely have concluded that the experiment in adapting political Islam to democracy has already failed. Almost two years ago, as the Arab revolutions began in Tunisia, it seemed a foregone conclusion that political pluralism on a western model would take the place of the ageing autocrats who had been kept in power for decades by their security services.

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TAGGED: Rached Ghannouchi, Moncef Marzouki, Egypt, Tunisia


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