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Michael Collins Dunn explains everything about Tunisia

October 15, 2009

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?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Annouss permalink
    October 16, 2009 00:40

    I looove the irony in this post 🙂

  2. Tidinit permalink
    October 17, 2009 10:55

    I think he will score 96% because of climate change. There two things I like about Si Ben Ali: no AQMI business and Tunis very clean going to the airport. He cleaverly makes himself forgotten among the Idian chiefs in the Maghreb and that is a real achievment.


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