Policy Brief

October 02, 2014

Ennahda in Practice

Democracy, Gender, and Sharia in Tunisia’s New Constitution

Tunisia’s parliament adopted a milestone new constitution in January 2014. With parliamentary elections approaching on October 26, it is a good time to assess the performance of the largest party in the national assembly: Ennahda. The party has managed to reconcile Islamic values with democratic and pluralistic values – though not with liberal ones. In the Arab world, Ennahda’s abilities to adapt to different political contexts and to compromise in political negotiations are noteworthy.

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DGAPkompakt 13, October 2, 2014, 6 pp.

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