“Corruption in Tunisia: Fish Rots from the Head Downwards”, Francis Ghilès (CIDOB, Spain)

What passes for democratic politics in Tunis has become in the words of one former minister “a swamp”. The dire economic and social consequences of Covid-19 have fuelled popular discontent which provoked sporadic rioting last month on the tenth anniversary of the revolution. Corruption is sinking the  Tunisian economy. Twenty five years of hard work have been undone since 2011.

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