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TunisiaTunisia

Tue 27 Jan 2015 Three years after the Arab Spring and the ousting of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali the political landscape of Tunisia has seen a shift in the broad support for the moderate Islamist party to a backing of the secular wing. This appeared in the results of the second democratic parliamentary elections on 26 October 2014 as the liberal Nidaa Tounes party has beaten the moderate Islamist Ennahda... Read full update

MoldovaMoldova

Mon 26 Jan 2015 Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe, unemployment is high, and the country is heavily dependent upon remittances from thousands of Moldovans working abroad. A large part of the Moldovan population is Romanian-speaking, although there are also Russian and Ukrainian minorities. The communists had been the ruling party in the former Soviet state from 1998 until 2009. Since 2009... Read full update

TurkeyTurkey

Tue 13 Jan 2015 The results of the 2007 elections strengthened the Justice and Development Party (AK party). However, in 2008, the party faced closure and a ban for its high-ranking officials by the Constitutional Court as a result of amendments prposed by the AKP concerning a reversal on the ban of head scarves in universities. Therefore, the party had become a point of anti-secular activities; something that... Read full update

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