OVERVIEW Tunisia is a North African state bordered in the west and southwest by Algeria, south and southeast by Libya and north and east by the Mediterranean Sea. A former French colony, Tunisia gained independence in 1956 and instituted a republican form of government in 1957. Multiparty elections were not held until 1981. Free and competitive elections were not held until 2011 (to draft a new constitution) and 2014 (to elect a new president). Between 1981 and the Jasmine Revolution...
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