Moncef Marzouki: Has the Tunisian revolution succeeded? | The Arab Spring, 10 Years On

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    It has been 10 years since a Tunisian fruit seller set himself on fire in protest against police who had beaten him and seized his produce. Mohamed Bouazizi died 18 days later, triggering national outrage.

    Hundreds of thousands took to the streets to challenge the authoritarian rule of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. After 24 years in power, the president fled the country on January 14, 2011.

    Meanwhile the protests spread beyond Tunisia’s borders.

    People across the Middle East and North Africa demanded regime change in their countries, too. The movement became known as the Arab Spring. But what legacy did the uprising leave behind?

    Moncef Marzouki, who served as Tunisia’s president from 2011 to 2014, discusses Tunisia’s revolution, 10 years on.

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    Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, covering 163,610 square kilometres. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is also the northernmost point on the African continent.

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