As Arab Spring stalls elsewhere, the democracy movement’s birthplace Tunisia elects first parliament with big turnout
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A revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests in the Arab World that began on 17 December 2010 with the Tunisian Revolution. To date, rulers have been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen.
In most moderate part of Arab world where Arab Spring was born, Tunisia’s first Parliamentary vote ever held on Sunday
Clashes in Istanbul resume on anniversary of Turkey protest that has polarized changing nation
Persistent violence continues to destabilize nationwide despite local vote in Libya’s Tripoli
Anniversary marking 3 years of Bahrain protest marked by street action and police brutality
Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef is back on air with his highly controversial tv show satirizing politics in post revolution Arab Spring. Egypt’s Jon Stewart is back!
Once embattled enemies, Islamists and secular pro-democracy leaders, now find themselves on the same side of the military’s oppression, both being targeted and jailed for their participation in “unsanctioned demonstrations.”
Anniversary of Arab Spring commemoration ceremonies mark three tumultuous years since revolution
First democratic transfer of power from one government to next has begun as Tunisia PM resigns
While militants struggle to poke holes in Egypt’s security, civilians and protesters are looking for ways to remedy the self-inflicted political turmoil they had hoped would only be temporary.