Democratic progress in Tunisia

In October 2014 , parliamentary elections took place in Tunisia after 4 years of ending the millitary rule of Zein El Abideen bin Ali in the beginning of 2011. Tunisia that is in North Africa and close to Southern Europe is in a democratization process , since it has entered a transformation into a democratic republic where all political parties can participate in the parliamentry election different than the period before 2011 where only one president and only one political party can rule. The good news that  the secular political party of “Nidaa Tunis ” won the highest number or percentage of votes in the parliamentary elections of October 2014 and next came the moderate islamist political party of elnahda.

We may see some demonistrations here and there and it is natural that in all democracies, some citizens demand improvements in certain areas. It is a right for citizens in democratic countries to have peaceful demonstrations to express their opinions and demands.Journalism freedom  after removing  Bin Ali from his position as president  has improved despite   little repression. An increasing number of citizens are using internet media. We can say that Tunisia in general is in a transitional period towards democracy ,liberty and development just like Europe was in the nineteenth and twentieth century.


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