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Tarek Amara

Despite Tunisia's vote for change, enduring miseries drive youth exodus

18 Oct 2019

SFAX, Tunisia It only took 10 minutes for Fakher Hmidi to slip out of his house, past the cafes where unemployed men spend their days, and reach the creek through the mud flats where a small boat would ferry him to the migrant ship heading from Tunisia to Italy. | Video

New Tunisian leader rode wave of youth excitement to presidency

14 Oct 2019

TUNIS As the crowds gathered outside the ornate, colonial-era theatre in Tunis' Bourguiba Street after exit polls declared a landslide election win for Kais Saied late on Sunday, Amel Bahrini decided she had to be there.

Hailing 'new revolution', political outsider Saied elected Tunisia's president

14 Oct 2019

TUNIS Kais Saied, a political outsider who is backed by Islamists and leftist and wants to remake national politics, won a landslide victory in Tunisia's presidential election which he hailed as a "new revolution".

Newsmaker: The former professor out to remake Tunisian politics

13 Oct 2019

TUNIS A retired law professor with an awkward public manner, little money, no political party and a commitment to an experimental form of direct democracy looks set to be Tunisia's new president.

Thousands of Saied supporters celebrate his projected presidential win

13 Oct 2019

TUNIS Thousands of supporters of presidential candidate Kais Saied thronged the grand boulevards of central Tunis in celebration late on Sunday after two exit polls said he was elected by a landslide.

The former professor out to remake Tunisian politics

13 Oct 2019

TUNIS A retired law professor with an awkward public manner, little money, no political party and a commitment to an experimental form of direct democracy looks set to be Tunisia's new president.

Supporters of Tunisia's Saied celebrate his projected presidential win

14 Oct 2019

TUNIS Thousands of supporters of presidential candidate Kais Saied thronged the grand boulevards of central Tunis in celebration late on Sunday after two exit polls said he was elected by a landslide.

Starkly different candidates vie for Tunisia's presidency

11 Oct 2019

TUNIS If he wins Sunday's election, media mogul Nabil Karoui will only have to stroll up one of Tunisia's most expensive streets to move from his own home into the presidential palace.

Tunisian election gives few clues to shape of next government

07 Oct 2019

TUNIS Tunisia faced political deadlock on Monday after Sunday's election delivered a fragmented parliament and no obvious path to forming a government that must urgently address chronic economic and fiscal problems.

Split vote complicates government formation after Tunisia election

07 Oct 2019

TUNIS Tunisia's parliament looks deeply fractured after an election on Sunday, with an exit poll showing the moderate Islamist Ennahda in first place with only 17.5% of votes, meaning the coming period of government formation will likely prove long and hard.

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