Last Call for Tunisia’s Presidential Elections [Video/Audio Presentation]

Tunisians will cast their ballots in the runoff presidential election between interim-President Moncef Marzouki and Nidaa Tounes leader Beji Caid Essebsi this weekend on December 21. The landmark vote will close the first chapter of a delicate political transition, but perhaps more importantly, will mark the beginning of real governance challenges.

In a video produced by Mabrouka Khdeir during the first round of the election, Tunisians were asked how they felt about the elections, the trajectory in which the country was headed, their expectations for the next government, and their message to the Arab world. Watch the video below to see their responses.

The Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East also hosted a roundtable to discuss the key takeaways from the first round of presidential elections last month, the current campaign climate, and Tunisia’s trajectory moving forward. Nonresident Fellow Bassem Bouguerra, a security sector reform activist and expert and former candidate for parliament, and Jeffery England, the deputy regional director for the Middle East and North Africa at the National Democratic Institute participated. Senior Fellow Karim Mezran moderated. Click here or press play below to listen to their analyses leading up to the final round of Tunisia’s transition.

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