Democracy under way, Tunisia turns to tough economic agenda




 
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February 12th, 2015  
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Topic: Democracy under way, Tunisia turns to tough economic agenda


By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Just two days after confidently promising economic reforms to match Tunisia's transition to democracy, new Prime Minister Habib Essid was forced to say he would roll back a new tax after police shot dead a man protesting it. Tunisia has been praised as an example of compromise politics and democratic transition since overthrowing its autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in a 2011 uprising, holding free elections and drafting a new constitution. "Their priority should be creating jobs, not increasing prices." Since its revolution, lenders such as the International Monetary Fund have tied credits for Tunisia to efforts to curb heavy public spending and cut a budget deficit by reforming subsidies ranging from basic food goods to fuel.

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