Policy Brief

Oct 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.



Bibliographic data

DGAPkompakt 13, October 2, 2014, 6 pp.