Three months after it was elected, Tunisia’s fractured new parliament has failed to produce a government. On 10 January prime minister-designate Habib Jemli’s cabinet was rejected, garnering only 72 votes in the 219-seat legislature. President Kais Saied now has to choose someone else for the role, who will have one month to get parliament’s approval. If not, Tunisia will head to the polls once again with no guarantee of a decisive result.

Many Tunisians have lost hope in the current political system. The 2011 Jasmine Revolution successfully brought about a measure of democracy, but has so far failed to deliver economic prosperity. In fact, plenty of Tunisians would argue the economic situation is worse than before the revolution. (CONTINUED - 1101 WORDS)