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Tunisia Economic Snapshot

 

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28 March 2018 - Economic Survey of Tunisia

Tunisia is firmly committed to a process of democratisation since the fall of the political regime in power since 1987. From independence in 1956 until the “revolution for freedom and dignity” at the end of 2010, Tunisia had only two presidents, and few elections were truly democratic. In October 2011, the country held elections to designate the constituent assembly responsible for drafting a new constitution. That constitution was adopted in January 2014, and parliamentary and presidential elections were organised at the end of that year. The democratic leap since 2010, measured by theWorld Bank indicator of citizens’ capacity to participate in political life as well as their freedom of expression and association, has been significant. This indicator also places Tunisia in a favourable position compared to other countries of the region, and to many emerging countries. In addition, there is a higher proportion of women in the Assembly of the Representatives of the People than in most OECD and emerging countries

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