Sunday, July 10, 2011

Postscript: Tunisia

Tunisians are still grappling with their revolution. The prime minister Mohamed Ghannouchi, who took office after Ben Ali fled, resigned at the end of February. Ben Ali and his wife Leila Trabelsi were convicted in absentia of embezzlement and misuse of state funds. A planned election in July for forming a commission to write a new constitution was put off until October. Dozens of political parties have sprung up. Jobs for young graduates have not materialized. Protests continue.

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