The democratic experiment in Tunisia

Reviewing the book of the Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki “L'Invention d'une democratie. Les lecons de l'experience tunisienne.” , Isabella Mandraud is referring to the difficulties of the country that initiated the Arab spring in its way to build a democratic state. Following the President’s citations there are two particularly significant moments. The first concerns the way one underestimated Salafism thinking that it was a marginal extremist movement with no hold to people’s hearts. The other refers to the well thought compromise between the secular political forces and the Ennahda Party in which leader Rached Ghannouchi the actual president sees un enlighten figure trying to bridge democraty with Islam