Executive Director Stephen McInerney Quoted on Tunisian Coalition Building

In an article for Voice of America, POMED Executive Director Stephen McInerney comments on Tunisia’s recent election results and prospects for coalition building.

But leaving Ennahda out of the government would be a big mistake, said Stephen McInerney, executive director of the Project on Middle East Democracy.

“Nidaa Tounes feels much empowered by elections results and that may lead its politicians not to include Ennahda in the coalition and rely instead on smaller parties,” McInerney said. “That could lead to less cohesive coalition because the third block of seats belongs to the Free Patriotic Union which might not be a reliable partner with its inner infighting.”

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