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Tunisia in the Arab Spring
« on: February 08, 2013, 08:28:03 AM »
Tunisia in the Arab Spring

    Dec 2010: Trader Mohammad Bouazizi sets himself on fire in Sidi Bouzid, sparking anti-government protests, and later dies

    Jan 2011: Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali stands down as president after escalating protests and clashes

    March 2011: New technocratic government announced by interim president

    Oct 2011: Tunisians vote in first elections of Arab Spring

    Dec 2011: Ex-dissident Moncef Marzouki chosen as president, with Ennahada's Hamadi Jebali as PM

    May 2012: Salafi Islamists clash with police amid a row over alcohol sales

    June 2012: Mr Ben Ali is sentenced to life in prison over the killing of protesters in the 2011 revolution. Saudi Arabia refuses extradition

    Feb 2013: Opposition politician Chokri Belaid shot dead; PM announces plans for technocratic government, a move rejected by Ennahada.

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