Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tunisian democracy

Tunisia's interior minister has decided that all activities of former ruling party the RCD will be suspended to prevent a breakdown in security, state television and an interior ministry source said on Sunday.

"The minister of the interior has decided to suspend all activities and all meetings of the RCD and to close down all its offices pending a judicial decision on its dissolution," said the source, who did not want to be identified.

"(This is being done) because there is an extreme need and in order to prevent a breakdown of general security and to protect the higher interests of the country."

Evidently, the first act by the winners of the Tunisian democratic revolution was to ban the political party of the losers.

That is not a hopeful sign.

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