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Al-Joumhouri Party Leaves Opposition Coalition
The al-Joumhouri party has withdrawn from the Union for Tunisia opposition coalition. The coalition, which was established last year, now consists of the Nidaa Tounes and al-Massar parties, along with two other opposition parties. The decision to withdraw from the coalition followed the party's central committee meeting held throughout the w...

Survey Shows Tunisians Support Democracy, but Not Politicians
More than half of Tunisians believe their country is worse off now than before the 2011 revolution, according to a newly-released survey. The Pew Research Center survey, published Thursday, portrays a Tunisian public that supports democracy but disapproves of most politicians. The survey was conducted in March, however, well before the current poli...

Ettahrir Party Condemns “War-Like” Response to Ansar al-Sharia Gathering
After clashes yesterday between supporters of the Salafist group Ansar al-Sharia and Tunisian security forces in the Ettadhamen suburb of Tunis, a range of Tunisian political parties and politicians have responded to the violence. The Ansar al-Sharia movement had scheduled a meeting in Kairouan for May 19, but it was declared illegal by the governm...

Protest over Death of Nida Tounes Member Draws Hundreds
Several hundred members and supporters of opposition parties Nidaa Tounes, al-Masar, and al-Joumhouri protested on Habib Bourguiba Avenue in downtown Tunis earlier today, calling for the fall of the current government. Organizers called for the demonstration following the death of local Nidaa Tounes leader Lotfi Nagedh in Tataouine on Friday during...