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Tunisia: What comes next?

If any Arab country can achieve real democracy, it should be here, where the uprising started

By David Goodhart   April 2011

Soaring expectations: women walk in Kasbah Square in the capital Tunis after the “relatively mild revolution” which ousted President Ben Ali

Tunis is oddly calm and normal for the capital of a country that has just triggered the greatest upheaval in the Arab world since the end of the first world war. Nor would you guess from the current provisional government that the revolution was driven by frustrated young people using the latest networking technologies; the combined ages of the new Tunisian president and prime minister is 161 years. But the two old men are bridging the generation gap and,…

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