This blog's main topics are the political situation in Tunisia and all the activities surrounding the election of the Constituent Assembly that was held on October 23rd 2011. You will also find interviews and discussions that I conducted with politicians and bloggers from the Revolution. All this from a Canadian perspective in Tunis.
vendredi 21 octobre 2011
An historic week…
all of you heard and saw everywhere in the media, Muammar Gaddafi was finally killed
yesterday in Libya. This marked the true end of a 42 year era in the country.
the details, pictures and videos can be found in this articlefrom the Daily Mail. Viewer
discretion is advised.
one’s surprise, celebrations were held in Tripoli as well as in Tunisia and
Egypt. In Tunis, crowds gathered in
front of the Libyan embassy, waving flags and expressing their joy over the
news of Gaddafi’s death. See for
yourself in this video of the BBC. In downtown Tunis, on the Bourguiba
Avenue, motorists and cars kept honking as Libyans were celebrating on the
Couple of Libyans celebrating in Tunis
death of Libya’s ex-Tyrant comes at a pivotal time since the first elections
ever in an Arab country will be held in Tunisia on Sunday. Surely this week is
destined to go down in history.
transition towards democracy in Libya could also start very soon and everyone
hopes it can be done peacefully, the way Tunisia made it so far. The eyes of
the world were watching the Libyans yesterday, but the focus will sure be put
on Tunisia starting tomorrow and in the next weeks to see how the election
The electoral campaing is only a few hours from ending. At midnight, all parties must stop their activities and wait for the results on Sunday night or Monday morning.