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8 Key Events to Understand the Current Political Crisis in Tunisia

The young Tunisian democracy is going through the worst political crisis in its short history. Could Tunisia, the cradle of the Arab Spring, also be its grave?.

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Although Tunisia is one of the smallest countries in the Arab world, its important location, its historical relevance and its “relatively” stable economy make it one of the most influential countries in the region. Photo: Pixabay

LatinAmerican Post | Santiago Gómez Hernández

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Although Tunisia is one of the smallest countries in the Arab world, its important location, its historical relevance, and its “relatively” stable economy make it one of the most influential countries in the region.

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It was precisely here, in 2010, when the suicide of a street vendor triggered the Arab Spring. This being the most important event within the Arab world in modern history, overthrowing several dictatorial governments that had been in power for decades, civil wars, and political changes that, to this day, are seen in countries such as Syria, Egypt. , Libya and Yemen, among others.

Experts are carefully watching the next decisions to be taken in the North African country. Will Tunisia, the cradle of the Arab Spring, also be the grave of this democratic wave?