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Quo vadis, Tunisia?

Beji Caid Essebsi, (also Al-Bāǧī Qāʾid as-Sibsī) er Tunisia´s President. He is a lawyer and  politician. He is the leader of the Nidaa Tounes (Call of Tunisia) secular party, Here President Essebsi speaks during a meeting on the third anniversary of the overthrow of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali January 14, 2014 (Zoubeir Souissi/Courtesy Reuters).

Beji Caid Essebsi, (also Al-Bāǧī Qāʾid as-Sibsī) er Tunisia´s President. He is a lawyer and politician. He is the leader of the Nidaa Tounes (Call of Tunisia) secular party, Here President Essebsi speaks during a meeting on the third anniversary of the overthrow of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali January 14, 2014 (Zoubeir Souissi/Courtesy Reuters).

The revolution in Tunisia has arguably been by far the most successful of the Arab Spring movements to date. Longtime president Zine El Abadine Ben Ali has been deposed, a new Constitution has been implemented, and the big-tent, secular party Nidaa Tounes won the first round of regular parliamentary elections. Now, however, the revolution must cope with the economic problems that sparked it in the first place. Unemployment and inequality, rampant across the country, are particularly acute in the western and southern inland regions. READ ARTICLE HERE