Tunisia's Ennahda celebrates 33rd anniversary

Ennahda was outlawed for most of its existence, with leaders facing the threat of jail and exile for three decades.

Tunisia's Ennahda celebrates 33rd anniversary

World Bulletin / News Desk

Tens of thousands of Tunisians marched on the streets of Tunis on Sunday to celebrate the 33rd anniversary since the founding of the ruling Islamist party Ennahda.

Boasting of around two million members, Ennahda was outlawed for most of its existence, with leaders facing the threat of jail and exile for three decades.

However, after the Arab Spring revolution, reforms paving the way for the country's first democratic election resulted in a victory for Ennahda.

Their rule has not gone unchallenged, with the opposition forcing them into dialogue, leading to a number of democratic reforms to avert the country slipping into civil war.

Last Mod: 09 Haziran 2014, 12:40
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