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Monthly Archives: October 2011

The people have voted, long live democracy

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The header of the main Tunisian newspaper this morning. Over 70% of entitled Tunisians casted their ballots yesterday in the first free and fair elections of the Tunisian history. A turnout much higher than expected. Everywhere in the country long queues of people were formed in front of the polling stations. People arriving at rush […]

To observe or not to observe? Tunisian proud vis-à-vis EU Election Observers

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Teargas and consternation in the Capital’s city centre. This weekend the capital Tunis witnessed its most serious disturbances since months. A group of 250 Salafists tried to evade the offices of TV-station Nessma, because it had broadcasted a provocative cartoon (Persepolis, a must-see!). Police forces were well informed and managed to prevent any damaging. Nevertheless, […]

Elections in Tunisia: Let the Games begin

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After months of waiting, the election date is finally in sight. As of this weekend political parties and individual candidates are officially aloud to campaign for their election to the Constitutional Council. Until 24 hours before the Election Day, October 23rd, the parties will do everything to convince the Tunisians that they are the best […]

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