Religious tensions, remnants of the police state, and a broken-down neoliberal economic model imperil Tunisia’s otherwise impressive democratic transition.
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Moncef Marzouki's inauguration as president of Tunisia was a precious moment to Tunisians.
Given the history of Western support for corrupt secular governments, the popularity of moderate Islamist parties should come as little surprise--nor should it be cause for concern.
Deposed Tunisian President Zine al Abedine Ben Ali left a legacy of repression, torture, and death.
Although many challenges lie ahead, Ennahda's victory in Tunisia shows that the country is starting to work like a real democracy.