Middle East

March 31, 2011

After starting wave of revolution, Tunisia tries to preserve its own

In the new Tunisia, there's no denying the first tentative steps toward democracy. New elections are scheduled for July, while a high council of jurists and intellectuals drafts new electoral laws and determines whether to try ex-regime figures for corruption, torture and other abuses. For the first time in two decades, Tunisia's countless cafes are abuzz with open debates about the country's political future.

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