If political Islam has a moderate and democratic face, it is Rachid Ghannouchi, co-founder and "intellectual leader" of Tunisia's Ennahdha Party.

Tunisia is seen by some as a model of democracy in the region. The country's secular and Islamic leaders created a national unity government, reconciling traditional democratic values with political Islam.

But with continued economic woes, the rise of extremism and more than 30 lawmakers resigning from the ruling Nidaa Tounes party earlier this month, what is the future of Tunisia's democracy?

In this web special, Mehdi Hasan speaks to Ghannouchi about political Islam, democracy and Tunisia's role in fighting ISIL.

Editor's note: This interview was recorded prior to the attack on a bus carrying presidential guards in Tunis.

Source: Al Jazeera