Tunisia’s current economic predicament probably isn’t what the revolutionaries of December 2010 had in mind when they overthrew a corrupt regime and ignited a wave of protests throughout the region – supposedly an ‘Arab Spring.’

Tunisia remains the only country to have brought about a measure of democracy from the crucible of those uprisings, but the economic picture is in many ways worse than a decade ago. Unemployment is at 16%, debt levels are spiraling and development spending continues to be dwarfed by an astronomical state wage bill. (CONTINUED - 851 WORDS)