Will Tunisia’s Arab Spring Reach Full Bloom?

Tunisians wave their national flags during a march against extremism outside the Bardo Museum in Tunis

The Arab Spring began in Tunisia more than four years ago, with the Jasmine Revolution. While the Spring’s promise of democratic representation petered out in other Arab countries, in Tunisia, it has taken hold. The country’s democratic transition has built real momentum.

A new constitution. The election of parliament. And a head of state. The peaceful transition of power. Now, Tunisia is focused on designing and rebuilding government at the state and local levels, and it is evaluating its progress and looking around the world for models of local democracy.

But threats …

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