Economic payback eludes Tunisians

Unemployment a key issue in country's first free elections since Ben Ali's fall, set to take place this weekend.


    Tunisians will go to the polls to elect a new government on Sunday. But there are still many in the North African country who have not yet decided if they will participate.

    Unemployment is one of the key issues in the first free elections since the fall of longtime ruler Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, and decades of economic exclusion have left some feeling like there is no point in voting.

    There are more than a 100 political parties taking part in the election, but the Islamic party, al-Nahda, has become one of the biggest over the last 10 months.

    Not only is it one of the best organised parties, al-Nahda is also promising Tunisians freedom, justice, and more importantly, economic growth.

    Al Jazeera's Nazinine Moshiri reports from Kasserine.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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