Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tunisia Phase 2

The interim Prime Minister of Tunisia has now resigned, following in the footsteps of ousted President Ben Ali. I find this rather encouraging, because it indicates that at least the Tunisian democratic movement has the endurance to continue struggling for their democracy. There has been speculation, in Egypt as well, that the high-profile ousting of the man in charge would act as a pressure valve, and many of the underlying problems would continue. At least in Tunisia, it seems as though the pressure will continue until free and fair elections have come to pass.