TUNISIA: THE SECOND REPUBLIC IS PROGRESSING STEADILY DESPITE THE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CONSPIRACIES




By Adel Tayari –TDO- (TUNUSIA) Tunisians celebrated on Tuesday (July 25th) the 60th anniversary of the proclamation of the republic and the annulment of the monarchy, which took place on July 25, 1957. This celebration is the sixth after the revolution and the third after the ratification of the new constitution, this is what makes this anniversary a celebration of the second republic, which founded the first democratic Arab country trying to protect itself from any possible deviations or setbacks in the future, especially as it is still fragile and besieged by threats from everywhere, and monitored by all regimes afraid of any change in the Arab region can reach it.

But Tunisia, which has repeatedly said its revolution is not for export, is working with all its official, civil and popular forces to complete the building of its institutions and to turn the page of unilateral rule and training on the peaceful transfer of power, and it succeeded in the 2011 and 2014 elections, when the losers and winners accepted the rules of the game despite their many precautions.

As a reminder, the current president, Baiji Caid al-Sibsi was the one who prepared the elections, then he left the power after the victory of the Ennahdha partie, the Congress for the Republic and the Democratic bloc in 2011. After winning the 2014 elections, Baji Kayed al-Sibsi returned to the presidential palace in Carthage and former President Moncef Marzouki also accepted the result and left the government to the opposition.

This reflects the fact that the Tunisian political parties and their people have set a roof for their differences without compromising what the revolution has done, which is the consolidation of democracy. The Tunisians are quick to complete the construction of the remaining constitutional institutions that protect this course once and for all, only the Constitutional Court, which will not be too late to elect its members,  in addition to a set of basic laws, which enshrines democratic practice and supports the rights of citizens, as in the oldest democracies, it concerns the environment, children and women, violence and access to information, and the establishment of freedom of expression, the fruit of the most expensive revolution that the Tunisians are defending with all their might.