Constituent Assembly Makes its Debut in Tunisia
Tunisia is speeding up its political recovery after several months of severe unrest. The ousting of dictator Ben Ali led to a chaotic period, followed by a solid performance of the moderate Islamists as the Tunisians went to vote for their representatives.
The catalyst of the wider Arab Spring protests, Tunisia inaugurated its new Constituent Assembly Tuesday following a power-sharing agreement between moderate Islamists and secular parties. Tunisia's new 217-seat Constituent Assembly began work Tuesday, almost a month after the tiny North African country held its first democratic elections. The first tasks were formalities - swearing in the prime minister, president and assembly speaker. Continue here | Click here to subscribe