Prominent Tunisian politician Moncef Marzouki blames the UAE for interfering in Tunisian politics and trying to topple the democratically elected Tunisian government.
TRT World talks to Tunisian activist and blogger Lina Ben Mhenni eight years after the Tunisian revolution.
The coalition of the Islamist Ennahda and secular Nidaa Tounis parities are expected to dominate in the first free municipal elections in Tunisia since the 2011 revolution that ousted long-serving autocrat Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
In a Muslim-majority country, a Jewish sewing machine repairer Simon Slama is aiming for victory as he stands for a Muslim party. He says all must come together to build the Tunisia of tomorrow.
Over 600 protesters were arrested overnight even as the army were dispatched to several cities to stop violent demonstrations over price hikes, taxes and unemployment.
After the revolution, Tunisia’s Ennahda managed to transition from decades of opposition to secular autocracy, finding the middle ground. It has managed to survive as an active political movement thanks to its lifelong leader, Rached Ghannouchi.
The leader of Tunisia's Ennahdha Party Ghannouchi says while the region was now entering a "new era of democratic transition,” the process of democratisation had been more successful in Tunisia than in other countries.
Tunisia's former leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali stepped down, ending his 23-year grip on the country after finally giving into weeks of protests against his rule.
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