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Conference in Paris on “transition in Tunisia and its repercussions on Europe”

“The transition in Tunisia and its repercussions on Europe” was the theme of the conference held Saturday by the Union of Arab published at the Paris Book Fair being organised from March 16 to 19.

National Constituent Assembly (NCA) members, Nadia Chaabane and Selim Ben Abdesselem, authors of “Tunisia, second Republic: chronicle of a constituent assembly 2011-2014” and “the parenthesis of the constituent assembly (Volume I): from dream to nightmare and the parenthesis of the constituent assembly (Volume II): from fracture to compromise”, respectively, as well as academic Baccar Gherib, author of the book:” Thinking the transition with Gramsci”, analyzed the political events in Tunisia and the progress of the democratic transition in the country.

Based on her experience at the NCA, Nadia Chaabane noted that she drew inspiration from her own career in this book.

For her, Tunisia lives a dynamic of its own that should not be compared with the courses of Arab countries that have experienced political changes.

“There is a dynamic specific to nations,” according to the member of the Constituent Assembly who does not hide her concern about the risks of rolling back women’s rights event in Tunisia.

For his part, Selim Ben Abdesselem, reveals that he lived in 2011 a dream: the uprising against Ben Ali. A dream quickly followed by a nightmare, according to the former constituent assembly member, while stating that pertains essentially to the “expressions and appearance of Salafist jihadists”.

Ben Abdesselem recalled the dynamics of the political actors in the NCA, marked by the dominance of the Ennahdha Movement bloc.

“There was a compact Islamist camp and on the other side another camp that took shape especially after the assassination of deputy Mohamed Brahmi,” says Ben Abdesselem.

Academic and author of “Thinking Transition with Gramsci”, Baccar Gherib, on his part, said he was based on Gramsci to analyse the events that took place in Tunisia. “He is a thinker of crisis and transition,” Gherib pointed out.

The speakers consider that there is no reliable alternative economic model in Tunisia, capable of responding to current problems.

Mohamed Haddad, author of several books on the relationship between Islam and the modern world, moderated the conference.

Tunisia is taking from March 16 to 19 in the Paris Book Fair.

A stand has been set up by the Union of Tunisian Publishers where Tunisian authors have dedicated their works.

The Paris Book Fair is an annual event where 1200 exhibitors from 45 countries take part.

800 conferences and 3000 dedications are on the agenda of this literary event.

Source: TAP News Agency

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