Democracy Tunisia

Tunisia’s Democracy – Questions of Political Pluralism and Governance Efficiency

Ten years after the 2011 revolution, Tunisia has made major democratic progress. Yet many argue that governance efficiency has been undermined by the pluralist political system, contributing to the deterioration of the socio-economic situation. Many Tunisians feel they must now make a hard choice: Live in a pluralist democracy or enjoy economic prosperity.

Measures introduced by President Kais Saied this summer raise questions about the fate of democracy in Tunisia. While Saied calls for constitutional and electoral law reform to promote a stable, efficient regime, others fear a return to old authoritarian structures and reflexes.

This event will assess which factors have contributed to the current situation and ask: What has worked over the past ten years? Which weaknesses of the political system have not been resolved? How has the socio-economic situation evolved? Have the attitudes of Tunisians towards the democratic process changed? 

Join us for a panel discussion on 6 December from 18:00-20:00 CET with:

  • Salwa Hamrouni, Professor of Public Law, University of Carthage
  • Elyès Jouini, Professor of Economics, Paris Dauphine University
  • Hamza Meddeb, Researcher at Carnegie Middle East Center

The event will be moderated by Xavier Philippe, Professor of Public Law, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, with opening remarks from Qazal Jamali, First Secretary - Security and Rule of Law, Embassy of The Kingdom of The Netherlands in Tunisia, and Michael Meyer-Resende, Executive Director at DRI. 

The event will be in French, simultaneous interpretation to English will be provided.

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