Tunisia

Lingering spring

Print edition : June 12, 2015

President Beji Caid Essebsi in Tunis on May 12. Photo: FETHI BELAID/AFP

Rashid al Ghannushi, leader of the Ennahda movement. Photo: REUTERS

Protesters holding a poster of Mohammed Bouazizi in Tunis on January 28, 2011. Bouazizi, 26, a vendor of fruits who was harassed and humiliated by petty officials, attempted self-immolation on December 17, 2010. He succumbed to his injuries and set off a cause-and-effect chain that brought an end to Ben Ali's regime. Photo: AP

It is reasonable to hope that the North African country is moving towards democracy undeterred by the reverses the Arab political revolution has suffered in Egypt, Libya and Yemen.
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