A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Decree Powers in Tunisia

Tunisia's Parliament has approved granting the Interim President decree powers in order to speed the process of legalizing political parties and moving towards elections.

Democratization through decree. I think we all need to keep in mind that, even if all the media shifted from Tunis to Cairo, the real results of the Tunisian revolution are still not known. There was violence recently in Kasserine again, and the future is far from settled.

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