Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 06/2014

Tunisia's Democratic Transition: From Contention to Consensus?

Habib Sayah

April 2014

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy


As Tunisia's Islamists reaffirm their cohesiveness, the country's contentious politics have worn out many voters and dulled their interest in democratic participation, making abstention the most likely winner of this year's elections.