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About Geoffrey Weichselbaum

Geoffrey Weichselbaum is the Tunisia country director of Democracy Reporting International, an international NGO supporting political participation.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Defending Tunisia’s constitution

Tunisia faces the challenge of responding to security threats while avoiding a return of the security state that Tunisians rose up against in 2011. It's a rocky but clearly marked path.

The Tunisian arts of compromise

The biggest risk is that Tunisia’s politicians consider the past constitution-making as a painful, one-off exercise in negotiation and compromise, imposed by voting rule technicalities, rather than taking pride in setting a precedent for the country’s democratic culture and the region.

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