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Two speeches of late Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba have left a mark in the Arab world. The first was in Jericho, West Bank, in 1965, when he called on Arabs to implement United Nations Resolution 181 issued on Nov. 27 1947. The second speech was delivered at le...
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Tunisians wave their national flag as they queue outside a polling station at a school in Tunis to vote in the country’s first post-revolution parliamentary election on October 26, 2014.(AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID)
Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda Party admitted defeat in the recent parliamentary elections. It’s true that the group hasn’t lost much—it continues to hold a one-third share of the seats in parliament—but it does means that the the group has certainly failed to secure new...
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Beji Caid El-Sebsi (C), Tunisian leader of the secularist party Nidaa Tounes (Tunisian Call) and presidential candidate, gives a speech during his first campaign meeting on November 2, 2014 in the central coastal city of Monastir, Tunisia. (AFP Photo/Bechir Bettaib)
Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Following the Nidaa Tounes party’s victory in last week’s parliamentary elections, party leader Beji Caid El-Sebsi launched his presidential campaign on Sunday in the coastal city of Monastir, birthplace of the first president of the modern...
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Tunisian politician Beji Caid El-Sebsi (Asharq Al-Awsat)
Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Beginning his political career as a lawyer and pro-independence activist, Beiji Caid El-Sebsi became an advisor to Tunisia’s first president, Habib Bourguiba, after the country won its independence from France in 1956. He would go on to hold a...
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A man distributes flags next to a clock tower as Tunisians attend a rally marking the third anniversary of the uprising that ousted long-time dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 14, 2014 in Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
The 14th anniversary of the death of Tunisian leader Habib Bourguiba earlier this month was, for many Tunisians, an occasion to recall the “Bourguiba experience.” In other words, this was an opportunity to apply a polarity of assessment—from blind glorification to...