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in The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Publication date 2018-10-29

Tunisia’s first democratic local elections, held on May 6, 2018, were a seismic political event in the Arab world for two main reasons. The first is the fact that they represented the country’s fourth free, fair and peaceful elections since the 2011 revolution that removed former dictator Ben Ali from power and sparked the Arab Spring. This is a significant achievement in a region where initial hopes elsewhere for freedom, dignity and development have largely faded away in the face of civil war, authoritarian retrenchment, and foreign interference...

The Tunisian transitional process moved forward in May 2018 with the organisation of the country’s first democratic local elections since Ben Ali was ousted. Despite multiple challenges, this key step launches an ambitious decentralisation process and could usher in a new era of local policy-making that addresses the country’s striking regional disparities.

Plan de l'article Questions de terminologie Les relations prérévolutionnaires entre sécularistes et islamistes Les relations entre sécularistes et islamistes après la révolution Les relations à l’intérieur de l’Assemblée nationale constituante Incitations structurelles à la coopération trans-partisane et trans-idéologique Les facteurs personnels prédisposant à la coopération ou au conflit : le profil des « entrepreneurs de dialogue »