The Tunisian Template

August 2005
Africa Monitor: North Africa Monitor;Aug2005, Vol. 10 Issue 8, p1
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The article reports that Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's unchallenged domestic position suggests that political reform in Tunisia lags behind regional peers. On the face of it, Tunisia appears the model of an old-style one party state. President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's ability to stockpile votes is undiminished and his ruling Rassemblement Constitutionelle Democratique (RCD) remains the overwhelmingly dominant force in Tunisian politics. Human rights groups have repeatedly criticised Ben Ali's methods in assuring that the votes come his way, alleging restrictions on use of the media by the opposition, and harassment and intimidation of activists.


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