Opinion: Tunisia’s new constitution and the triumph of modern values « ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

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The ratification of Tunisia’s new constitution marks one of the most significant events to have taken place in the country’s recent history. In fact, this event is so significant that it has to be approached from more than one angle.

Analyzing the articles of the new constitution, it could be said that the modern view has triumphed over the traditional one.

Proponents of this modern vision strongly influenced the mindset governing the constitution-drafting process and won the heated debates that raged during this period. So the voice and values of modernity have the upper hand in Tunisia today. This is thanks to the visionary political elite who were able to promote their ideas and present a modern image of Tunisia at the National Constituent Assembly, despite this body being dominated by the Islamist Ennahda Movement.

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