Category: Party Profiles

Aridha Chaabia – Popular Petition for Freedom, Justice and Development- ??????? ??????? ?????? ???????? ????????

Aridha Chaabia – Popular Petition for Freedom, Justice and Development- ??????? ??????? ?????? ???????? ????????

| 25 October 2011 | 29 Comments

The People’s Petition for Freedom, Justice and Development party was created by the independent political writer and media figure, Mohamed Hechmi Hamdi on March 17, 2011. Mohamed Hechmi Hamdi was born in the province of Sidi Bouzid in central Tunisia. He received his BA in Arabic Language and Literature from the Faculty of Arts, University of Tunis in 1985. Subsequently, he completed his postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Oriental and [...]

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Ettakatol – Forum Démocratique pour le Travail et les Libertés –  ?????? ?????????? ?? ??? ????? ????????

Ettakatol – Forum Démocratique pour le Travail et les Libertés – ?????? ?????????? ?? ??? ????? ????????

| 10 October 2011 | 15 Comments

Ettakatol (Ar. “Coalescence”), also known as the Democratic Forum for Labor and Liberties (FDTL),  was founded in 1994 by Mustapha Ben Jaafar, who is now the party’s Secretary General. The party was legalized in 2002 and remained marginalized during Ben Ali’s era, like many other opposition parties.  It was rarely represented in the Parliament and often had [...]

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Progressive Democratic Party – Parti Democratique Progressiste – ????? ???????????? ????????

Progressive Democratic Party – Parti Democratique Progressiste – ????? ???????????? ????????

| 09 October 2011 | 14 Comments

The Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) is a center-left party created in 1983 under the name of the Socialist Progressive Rally (RSP). It was legally recognized on November 13th, 1988, and adopted its current name in June 2001. It is currently headed by Ahmed Néjib Chebbi, with Maya Jribi as Secretary General of the party. Oppressed [...]

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Al Watan – ?????

Al Watan – ?????

| 08 October 2011 | 1 Comment

The Al Watan (the motherland) Party was founded on March 4th, 2011 by Ahmed Friaa and Mohamed Jegham, two previous ministers of the Former regime. Ahmed Friaa was the interior Minister from January 12th 2011 to January 27th 2011, and he quit the party on June 14th, 2011 because of accusations that he ordered security [...]

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Afek Tounes – ???? ????

Afek Tounes – ???? ????

| 07 October 2011 | 1 Comment

Afek is a phonetic simulation of Arabic word (????) which means aspiration. The party was formed after the revolution and grew famous thanks to its political ads and the perceived modernity of its doctrines. According to its statements and principles, the party could be ideologically classified in the spectrum of center to liberal. Many Tunisians -presumably not [...]

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Democratic Modernist Pole – Pôle Démocratique Moderniste

Democratic Modernist Pole – Pôle Démocratique Moderniste

| 06 October 2011 | 1 Comment

The Democratic Modernist Pole (PDM), or Al Quotb (The Pole), is a coalition of five civil associations and four parties — of which Ettajdid Movement is the most prominent. The party was founded on May 31st, 2011, after the Tunisian revolution.  It is center-left, and it is one of only a few parties represented in [...]

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The Initiative – L’Initiative – ????????

The Initiative – L’Initiative – ????????

| 05 October 2011 | 0 Comments

The Initiative (or Al Moubadara) is a post-revolutionary political party founded by Kamel Morjane, the Foreign Affairs Minister of the former regime, and a member of the RCD, the ex-ruling party. The party obtained its authorization on April 1st, but since then it has remained discrete on the political stage. The head of the party, Kamel [...]

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Free Patriotic Union – Union Populaire Libre – ??????? ?????? ?????

Free Patriotic Union – Union Populaire Libre – ??????? ?????? ?????

| 03 October 2011 | 4 Comments

The Free Patriotic Union (known by its French ackonym, UPL)was created by Slim Riahi, a 39 year old businessman, on January 2011, and obtained its legal authorization on June 2011. Riahi was based in Libya during his childhood as his father was a political opponent to Bourguiba. He pursued his studies in Libya and London, and created [...]

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Congress for the Republic – Congres Pour la Republique – ??????? ?? ??? ?????????

Congress for the Republic – Congres Pour la Republique – ??????? ?? ??? ?????????

| 27 September 2011 | 5 Comments

The Congress for the Republic (known by its French acronym CPR), was founded on July 24th, 2001 and is led by Moncef Marzouki, former member of the Tunisian League for Human Rights and professor in the faculty of medicine of Sousse. The Interior Ministry under Ben Ali did not recognize the party legally but it remained active [...]

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Tunisian Workers’ Communist Party – Parti communiste des ouvriers de Tunisie – ??? ?????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??????? ???????

Tunisian Workers’ Communist Party – Parti communiste des ouvriers de Tunisie – ??? ?????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??????? ???????

| 26 September 2011 | 0 Comments

The Tunisian Workers’ Communist Party (PCOT) is a secular, extreme left political party. Whilst formed already on January, 3rd, 1986, the PCOT was only formally recognized following Tunisia’s 2011 revolution. However, despite the repressive practices of the former regime, including the torture and jailing of its dissidents, the PCOT was well known in Tunisia. During [...]

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