By Tristan Dreisbach | Apr 18 2013Influential People ,main-featured ,National Constituent Assembly ,President Moncef Marzouki ,strike ,
The widely publicized list includes political leaders, entertainers, businessmen, and other individuals from around the world.
â€œHis power stems not from what he is â€“ his office is ceremonial,â€ NBC journalist Ayman Mohyeldin wrote in the short profile of Marzouki included with his listing, â€œbut from who and where he is: a leftist liberal President appointed by an Islamist-dominated assembly in the nation where the Arab Spring first flowered.â€
The profile says that Marzouki is tasked with assuring that secular and religious elements of Tunisian society can coexist.
â€œThe best reassurance may be Marzouki himself,â€ the profile states, â€œif he thrives, it will demonstrate that the Arab Spring states can build a pluralistic political environment.â€
Marzouki is included on this list along with US President Barack Obama, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and Pope Francis.
Marzouki is a controversial figure in Tunisia who will soon be compelled to testify in front of the National Constituent Assembly, where he will likely face a vote on a motion of impeachment. The vote is not expected to succeed.