Can Arabs Do Democracy?

Tune in Sunday, when tiny Tunisia will hold its first legislative elections since ratifying its constitution.

Nidaa Tounes wants your vote.

Photographer: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images

Want to see the first successful Arab democracy in action? Tune in Sunday, when tiny Tunisia will hold its first legislative elections since the ratification of its liberal-democratic constitution in January. Tunisia is where the Arab Spring began in 2011, and it’s just about the only place where that movement for freedom and democracy hasn't failed. The complex politics of these elections will tell us a lot about whether Tunisia is going to mature into a functioning democracy -- or revert to dictatorship like Egypt.

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