Claims that the new system is being implemented without proper public consultation and will weaken democracy.
Many Tunisians are disillusioned with the entire political system and the democratic process.
Uncertainty over prospective road map for the country’s democratic future.
Government accused of shrinking space for civil society with onerous legislation.
The tactical flexibility and impressive self-confidence that fueled Pashinyan’s rise to power have become his biggest weaknesses.
Country’s traditional partners, disturbed by ongoing crisis, suspend large tranches of aid.
Neighbour state has welcomed politicians and injured protestors alike.
US politicians should take heed: fracturing a society is far easier than healing it.
Even the dim hope of democracy defeating Russian domination excites our own future prospects.
Moscow is manipulating unresolved internal divisions to cement its own influence.