Tunisia in the period of colonialism and crises ..
On July 25th, 2018, Tunisia celebrated the 61st anniversary of the Republic, as it has been every year since the country's independence from France in 1956 at the end of the reign of Mohamed Lamin Bey and the proclamation of the republican regime in 1957. Where Habib Bourbiba assumed the presidency and became the first leader of the Tunisian Republic.
Tunisia's independence from France at that time was never easy for Tunisians after the conflicts it fought with the occupation, which in turn no longer gathered its strength, especially after the end of the Second World War and the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. France therefore promised to grant independence in 1952, After the protests escalated among the citizens to exacerbate unemployment and social crisis, which exacerbated the current situation, the government of Mendes France insisted on the independence of the country and then fully recognize that Tunisia is an independent republic since 1956.
In this period of time, President Habib Bourguiba tried to remove his country from the harsh situation of marginalization, unemployment, corruption and repression of freedoms. He initiated a number of urgent reforms and issued on the margin of speed a magazine dealing with personal conditions that prevent polygamy, And make public education free and compulsory education and other reforms that made him the official president of Tunisia after the election and extends his term to five years.
Despite the passage of these serial events, French colonialism then evacuated its last soldiers in 1963 until Tunisia became a completely independent territory, after diplomatic negotiations ended in favor of Tunisia. However, the situation worsened very much in the early eighties. The protests and demonstrations that took place in the streets of the Republic as a result of the economic and social situation did not change until Habib Burguiba was ousted from power and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali took his place on November 7, 1987 until his escape was the last to Saudi Arabia On January 11, 2011, after the Tunisian people launched the revolution that began in Sidi Bouzid in December 2010 following the burning and suicide of one of the young men of the region called Mohamed Bouazizi, as a result of poverty, marginalization and injustice.
Tunisia after the Jasmine Revolution and nothing changed...
Today, we have passed the eight-year mark on the success of the Tunisians in the pressure on former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to step down from power in an unexpected way that was not expected for the intensity of his dictatorship, but with the strong personality and charisma he had in making them a certain regime during his 23 years of rule. Social and political as well as critics and personally as a young man from the generation of his presidency as a people, The citizen had a purchasing ability to fill his position while shopping and return to his home with what the eyes craped from food, except for his harsh rule of exile in denying important figures outside the borders of the country and torturing those who were in prison, they have been kidnapped by politicians and even women who saw woe ...
My Republic is overwhelmed by crises .. When is the time?
My republic is not able to bear witness to the more severe periods of this period, as if it had been a long time since the escape of the deposed ZABA towards the land of Saudi Arabia. The protests in the entire territory of the Republic have escalated and the people have fallen into a trap. The shops nearby and far away looting and robbery and free burning of property was the best we have to keep them, but happened unless expected whatever the reasons and conditions that our country is living in the desolation is not for our benefit, but for the purposes of the noble as if some of them were not looking mainly for the members of the community of decent living, work, health and so on ...
I have lived these repeated crises from time to time and in my opinion the biggest corruption is from the head of the wick to the womb of wax, which is shared by the two, but the first is the one who must put the points on the characters from the beginning so as not to get things slowly... So when the Tunisian people exceed the threshold of crises ...?
Democracy in Tunisia
The term democracy is a new birth in Tunisia, as I pointed out in an interview with Deutsche Welle in 2014, three years after the Tunisian revolution and the lexicon of "democracy", which is considered by some as the most important of the Tunisian people. Now that I have not spoken to you, I said at that time that democracy in Tunisia is like the infant that grows in its time and is in a hurry ...
Here what I was interviewed about the Revolution in Tunisia and the democracy on Deutsche Welle TV:
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by Mohamed Ali Ben Ammar