A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Moncef Marzouki: A Different Sort of President

I've been so preoccupied with the dramatic events in Egypt I've ignored much of the rest of the region. Including the increasingly interesting new Tunisian President, Moncef Marzouki. Though his constitutional powers are a bit vague, he's already shown himself to be a rather different sort of Arab leader; for one thing, he plans to auction off four of the Presidential palaces, and he doesn't wear a tie. Here's a useful profile.

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