Category: Politics

Amid Calls for Unity Following Chaambi Attack, Demands to Dissolve Government Increase

Amid Calls for Unity Following Chaambi Attack, Demands to Dissolve Government Increase

| 30 July 2013 | 2 Comments

Despite the recent attack at Chaambi mountain, calls for the ouster of the government continue, now from members of the government and the National Constituent Assembly’s (NCA) ruling coalition. Ettakatol, one of the three ruling parties collectively led by NCA Speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar, released a statement this morning which expressed deep concern over the attack [...]

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President Marzouki, Head of UGTT Speak on State of the Country After Chaambi Attack

President Marzouki, Head of UGTT Speak on State of the Country After Chaambi Attack

| 30 July 2013 | 7 Comments

In the wake of the recent killing of eight Tunisian soldiers on the border with Algeria, President and Commander in Chief Moncef Marzouki addressed the nation, calling on Tunisians to be united. Several soldiers were also wounded in the ambush, believed to be carried out by a group of terrorists on the Chaambi mountain. Marzouki announced [...]

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Tunisia’s Government Seeks Stability After Brahmi Assassination

Tunisia’s Government Seeks Stability After Brahmi Assassination

| 28 July 2013 | 3 Comments

National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar has called on the growing bloc of withdrawn opposition members to remain in the NCA and work with the government on a solution to the country’s political strife. Sixty-five opposition members have withdrawn and protests have shaken Tunisia following the assassination of opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi. “I [...]

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Protests Across Tunisia Demand Fall of Government

Protests Across Tunisia Demand Fall of Government

| 28 July 2013 | 4 Comments

Across Tunisia, anti-government protesters have demanded the dissolution of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) and the ouster of the government led by Ennahdha, an Islamist-leaning party. The focus of the demonstrations has been the plaza in front of the NCA building in the Tunis suburb of Bardo, where anti-government protesters and multiple assembly members held [...]

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65 NCA Members Withdraw, Demand National Salvation Government

65 NCA Members Withdraw, Demand National Salvation Government

| 28 July 2013 | 6 Comments

Amid numerous protests around the country following the assassination of opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi, 65 members of the opposition have withdrawn from the National Constituent Assembly (NCA). The politicians from a range of opposition parties joined civil society organizations in calling for a the ouster of the Ennahdha-led government and dissolution of the NCA in [...]

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LIVE UPDATES: Aftermath of Mohamed Brahmi’s Assassination (Saturday)

LIVE UPDATES: Aftermath of Mohamed Brahmi’s Assassination (Saturday)

| 27 July 2013 | 2 Comments

Mohamed Brahmi, 58, a member of the National Constituent Assembly and member of the opposition The People’s Movement Party, part of the Popular Front, was assassinated Thursday in front of his home in Cite el-Ghazala, a suburb of Tunis. His funeral procession is taking place from his home to Jellaz cemetery, where he will be [...]

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Who’s Who: Mohamed Brahmi

Who’s Who: Mohamed Brahmi

| 25 July 2013 | 2 Comments

Mohamed Brahmi was an opposition National Constituent Assembly member from the Popular Front coalition that was assassinated on July 25, 2013 in front of his house in the Cité el-Ghazela neighborhood of Tunis. Brahmi was a vocal member of the NCA opposition. He was born on May 15 ,1955 in the interior city of Sidi Bouzid, the [...]

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Politics Roundup July 19 – 25

Politics Roundup July 19 – 25

| 24 July 2013 | 2 Comments

Elections for the Independent Board of Elections and PM Laarayedh’s radio interview top this week’s political news. Independent Board of Elections: Despite the lack of a national constitution, the National Constituent Assembly began elections for the Independent Board of Elections (known by its French acronym ISIE), an election oversight board which will plan and set the date [...]

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Rebellion Movements Inspired by Egypt Splinter in Tunisia

Rebellion Movements Inspired by Egypt Splinter in Tunisia

| 23 July 2013 | 5 Comments

In the wake of the ouster of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, multiple groups in Tunisia have organized with the aim of “correcting the path of the revolution” by overthrowing the ruling Ennahdha government. There are important differences, however, between these activists and their counterparts in Egypt. On Monday, the Prime Minister Ali Laarayedh condemned [...]

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NCA Voting on Electoral Board Continues as Concerns Aired About Its Independence

NCA Voting on Electoral Board Continues as Concerns Aired About Its Independence

| 23 July 2013 | 2 Comments

Members of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) held the seventh round of voting for members of the Independent Board of Elections (ISIE) on Tuesday, continuing the ongoing process of preparing for new elections. One of the newly elected members, however, has already resigned. NCA watchdog organization al-Bawsala reported that 186 out of 217 members attended today’s [...]

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