Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

Tunisia, where the Arab Spring started, has also been its relative success story – but celebrations will be muted when it marks on Thursday one decade since protesters ousted its autocratic leader. The revolutionary optimism of the pro-democracy movement that deposed president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali in 2011 has given way to hopelessness among the one third of young people without a job. And while Tunisia – unlike most of its regional neighbours – has kept the candle of a fragile democracy burning, widespread popular discontent is now driving many to leave. Tunisians made up the largest number…

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