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Can Tunisia remain a beacon of democracy for the Arab world?

NAME

Youssef Chahed

AGE

41

FAST FACT

He is the grandson of feminist activist Radhia Haddad, Tunisia’s first female deputy

KEY QUOTE

Pledged to create a “government of youths” with more female ministers

IN TUNISIA, CHANGE CAME GRADUALLY AND THEN suddenly. When a police officer confiscated the goods of an unlicensed vegetable seller in December 2010, the merchant drenched himself in gasoline and set himself alight. During the 18 days it took Mohammed Bouazizi to die, his story spread

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