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Rivals Vie for Tunisia's Future as Anniversary Approachesi
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Henry Ridgwell
November 29, 2012 11:03 PM
Tunisia has just marked the anniversary of its first free elections -- and will soon celebrate the second anniversary of the uprising that led to the downfall of its dictatorship and triggered the so-called "Arab Spring." But critics of the new government warn that human rights abuses are still taking place. As a new constitution is drawn up, opposing forces in the country are fighting to determine Tunisia's future. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA.

Rivals Vie for Tunisia's Future as Anniversary Approaches

Henry Ridgwell

Published November 29, 2012

Tunisia has just marked the anniversary of its first free elections -- and will soon celebrate the second anniversary of the uprising that led to the downfall of its dictatorship and triggered the so-called "Arab Spring." But critics of the new government warn that human rights abuses are still taking place. As a new constitution is drawn up, opposing forces in the country are fighting to determine Tunisia's future. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA.


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