Debate: Tunisia sliding back into dictatorship?

The government crisis in Tunisia does not come as a surprise, Gazete Duvar points out:

“After the departure of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and the relatively calm transition period, the economic problems of the hopeful people could not be solved. … Tunisia is largely a country driven by tourism and agriculture. In 2020, the per capita income was 3,600 dollars and unemployment was at 17 percent. The pandemic has dealt a huge blow to tourism revenues in particular and, in fact, Tunisia’s young people have been demonstrating for months, demanding measures to create jobs and to alleviate the negative conditions caused by the coronavirus. But because the international press is busy with other places, the country is only attracting attention after these latest developments.”

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