Tunisians head for the polls amid dimming faith in democracy

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Tunisians, and the wider world, expected a great deal after the dawn of democracy in 2011. This followed the popular uprisings that ended President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s dictatorial rule.

But even two years after those momentous events, many were beginning to doubt both the new government and the democracy it claimed to embody.

Those doubts have deepened.

On 15 September the nation will go to the polls to elect a new president in its second free elections since 2011. The election will be a major challenge for the country’s fledgling democracy.

Period3 Sep 2019

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  • TitleTunisians head for the polls amid dimming faith in democracy
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date3/09/19
    DescriptionTunisians, and the wider world, expected a great deal after the dawn of democracy in 2011. This followed the popular uprisings that ended President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s dictatorial rule.

    But even two years after those momentous events, many were beginning to doubt both the new government and the democracy it claimed to embody.

    Those doubts have deepened.

    On 15 September the nation will go to the polls to elect a new president in its second free elections since 2011. The election will be a major challenge for the country’s fledgling democracy.
    Producer/AuthorPamela Abbott; Andrea Teti; Roger Sapsford
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/tunisians-head-for-the-polls-amid-dimming-faith-in-democracy-122492
    PersonsPamela Ann Abbott, A. Teti, Roger Sapsford