Michael Collins Dunn explains everything about Tunisia
Since we’re not covering the Tunisian elections particularly well, and neither does Tunisian media, I’ll just point you over here. It’s a great post by MEI editor Michael Collins Dunn, who lets slip that he has in fact met with Ben Ali a couple of times, and clearly knows the country pretty well. As for the upcoming elections, he spots a trend:
In 1999 he squeaked through with 99.66% of the vote; in 2004 he was clearly less popular, only winning 94.48% of the vote.
We’re obviously in for a thriller this time around: will Ben Ali’s score slip below 90.00%, or can he fight off the opposition’s challenge?