Tunisia’s Success Heralds a Testing Time for Egypt

On October 23rd Tunisians made history with the first free and fair election to take place in the region in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Lessons can be learnt from the run-up to the election, the practices of contesting Islamist parties and the way the election was conducted on this historic day. These lessons indicate the beginnings of an optimistic future for Tunisia, but also point to the possible dangers facing a precarious democratic transition in a post-Mubarak Egypt Continue reading