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Tunisia’s Consensus, or When a Kiss Is Just a Kiss

[Habib Ellouze and Mongi Rahoui embrace one another following the passing of Tunisia's new constitution. Screenshot from Tunisian state media.]

With the constitution out of the way and a technocratic government appointed to oversee the country up until the election, Tunisia’s cultural wars have taken a backseat, but that does not mean they are not over. Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa replaced the Ennahda-led coalition government after it stepped down on 29 January following months of negotiations between representatives of the governing parties and leading opposition parties and facilitated by a quartet of civilian ...

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Yasmine Ryan

 

Yasmine Ryan is an independent journalist based in Tunisia. She previously covered North Africa for Al Jazeera English, and has also worked for the International Herald Tribune.