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Hechmi Hamdi Elected as Head of Party of Progressive Conservatives
Hechmi Hamdi, founder of The Popular Petition for Freedom, Justice, and Development (Al Aridha Chaabia) – a political movement and electoral list that won 26 seats in National Constituent Assembly – has been elected on Saturday February 4th as Secretary General of the Party of Progressive Conservatives (PPC) after the resignation of ...

Wave of Resignations Shakes Aridha Chaabia
Twelve members of Aridha Chaabia - nine of which are head of lists – declared in a press release that they want to be independent from the party. This, according to the document, comes because of “Hashmi Hamdi‘s attempts to deprive them of their will, and his persistence in imposing his opinion in issues directly involvin...

Tunisia’s Populist Surprise Headed for Marginalization in Constituent Assembly
Tunisia’s populist Aridha Chaabia party appears to be headed for marginalization within the Constituent Assembly, despite winning 26 seats and third place in the October 23rd elections. Several powerful and respected parties say they will not work with Aridha at all, while electoral winner Ennahda says they have not opened any negotiations wi...

Aridha Chaabia’s Seats Reinstated
Tunisia’s Administrative Court decided Tuesday morning to accept appeals made ??by Aridha Chaabia (People’s Petition), reinstating 7 seats gained in 5 electoral districts. Tunisia’s electoral commission (known by its French acronym ISIE) had previously invalidated the lists on grounds of campaign finance violations. With 26 ...

Familiar Tunisian Parties Benefit From Aridha Disqualification
When the Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE) disqualified six lists of the Aridha Chaabia group from the October 23rd elections, the seats were reassigned to the next runners-up. Aridha’s loss became other parties’ gain, representing a sizeable shift in the power balance of the Constituent Assembly. Tunisians voted Octob...

Podcast: Top Stories – October 29th, 2011
Here are the top stories from Tunisia today, October 29th, 2011:...

ISIE Explains Reasons Behind Invalidation of Al Aridha Lists
The invalidation of the Al Aridha party lists in several districts evoked both vigorous and ambivalent reactions throughout the country. While in Sidi Bouzid, the locals condemned ISIE's decision and turned to violence, many Tunisians and political parties welcomed the decision. We invalidated the lists that were condemned based on ha...

Aridha Candidates Invalidated: The Troubling Coda to a Successful Election
The Tunisian electoral commission abruptly invalidated nine candidates who won seats  in the Constituent Assembly on Thursday night, prompting violent protests in the impoverished town that sparked the Tunisian revolution last December. The success of Aridha Chaabia (Popular Petition) party was a complete surprise to journalists and analysts. No...

Aridha Chaabia, “Popular Petition,” Shocks Tunisian Politics (UPDATED)
Whether welcomed or feared, Ennahda's victory in Tunisia’s October 23rd elections was expected by Tunisians and the international public alike. But what about Al Aridha Chaabia, the Popular Petition party? Formed only seven months ago in March of 2011, the party (which is actually a group of independent lists scattered throughout Tunis...

Tunisian Elections – Live Updates – RESULTS
TUNIS 12:36 am – Live updates for election coverage are shutting down now that full results have been released. Tunisia Live will continue to report the newest and most important events from Tunisia, so be sure to visit our home page as this crucial moment in Tunisia’s history continues. The ISIE has left the door...