Middle East

A Peace Prize for Tunisia's Exceptionalism

The constitution writers and elected assembly members also deserve international praise.

A win for democracy.

Photographer: Salah Habibi/AFP/Getty Images

The quartet of Tunisian civil society leaders who won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday played an important part in the country’s thus-far successful democratic, constitutional revolution. But their role was no more decisive than that of the leaders who shepherded the country from the Arab Spring protests to the election of the constituent assembly, or of the elected assembly members who produced, negotiated and ratified a liberal democratic constitution.

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