Tunisia

By: Amanda Casillas, Lindsay Hopkins, and Andrew Brinkley.

History of the Protests:

a. When did Protests begin?

January 18,2011.

b. What were/are people protesting about?

One example is When President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali on December 17, 2010, resigned after fleeing to Saudi Arabia, ending 23 years in power.

c. How did the Government respond?

They stepped down by people resigning from working with the Government.

d. What has been the result?

The Government had lost members because of all the riots breaking out because some couldn't handle it anymore.

Today:

a. What is happening in Tunisia now?

There is a democracy, but the government is changing, and people don't like it. The government feels strong in what there doing but the citizens do not improve.

b. Who is in charge of the Governemnt?

They have multiple parties for their democracy so they have more than one leader.

c. Will there be an election, if so when?

Yes, sometime at the end of 2014.

d. What key challenges does the country face today?

The Governemnt is changing things but not in a good way and the people aren't sure if it's worth keeping around.

Have any international organizations or other countries been involved with Tunisia?

We couldn't find any other involvements other then the fact that Younger Tunisians were going to fight in Syria.

What has been the position of the United States during these events?

The United States wasn't really present in the event we found because they weren't involved in any way at all.

How would you characterize whats happening in Tunisia?

It seems like there is a revolution going on but not a huge one but just because the Government is changing things, making certain events unfair to Tunisia and the fact that they has riots breaking out all of a sudden.