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Islamist Ennahdha Party holds congress
Rades
By Mohamed Krit
20 May 2016

Ennahdha movement held its 10th congress in the olympic covered hall in Rades Tunisia on May 22, 2016. Ennahdha emerged as the largest party in the legislative elections in 2014. The islamist party Ennahdha won a majority during the elections of the National Assembly regarding the constitution in 2011 and it was the first islamist party to win the election after the revolution of Tunisia in January 14th, 2011.

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Ennahdha party congress 10
Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Guests of honor during the opening session of Ennahdha's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Supporters during the opening session of Ennahdha's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Tunisian president Beji Caied Sebsi speaks as a guest of honor during the opening session of the Ennahdha's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Rached Ghanouchi, president and leader of Ennahdha party, welcomes supporters at 10th the congress held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Rached Ghanouchi, president and leader of Ennahdha party, while he delivers his speech at 10th the congress held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Abd Elfattah Moumou,vice-president of the Ennahdha party and deputy speaker of the Tunisian parliament, delivers his speech during the party's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Abd Elfattah Moumou,vice-president of the Ennahdha party and deputy speaker of the Tunisian parliament, delivers his speech during the party's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

From the left to the right: Abd Elfattah Moumou,vice-president of the Ennahdha party, and Rached Ghanouchi, president and leader of the party, during the political movement's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Supporters during the opening session of Ennahdha's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Supporters during the opening session of Ennahdha's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Supporters during the opening session of Ennahdha's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Ennahdha party congress 07
Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

From the left to right: Beji Caied Essebsi, president of Tunisia, and Rached Ghanouch, president and leader of the Ennahdha party, during the political movement's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Tunisian president Beji Caied Sebsi speaks as a guest of honor during the opening session of the Ennahdha's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Ennahdha party congress 08
Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Tunisian president Beji Caied Sebsi speaks as a guest of honor during the opening session of the Ennahdha's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

From left to right: Tunisian president Beji Caied Essebsi salutes Rached Ghanouch, president and leader of the Ennahdha party during its 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Ennahdha party congress 09
Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

From the left to the right: Rached Ghanouch, president and leader of the Ennahdha, Abd Elfattah Moumou,vice-president of the party (behind), and Tunisian president Beji Caied Essebsi salute the crowd during the political movement's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Tunisia's Slim Riahi: from Football t...
Tunis
By Filippo Del Bubba
24 Oct 2014

No one in Tunisia knew about Slim Riahi when the Tunisian revolution started in 2010. Now the businessman, famous in Tunis for owning the city's beloved football club is making a splash in Tunisian politics as the country readies for its first democratic elections since adopting a new constitution in January 2014.
The aftermath of the Tunisian revolution against ex-president Ben Ali, offered Slim the opportunity to come back to his country of origin and to found a political party, the Free Patriotic Union (UPL); to acquire a 20-percent stake of Dar Assabah, the newspaper publisher; to create three TV stations including Ettounsiya Al-Oula, Ettounsiya Sport and Ettounsiya News; and to become the president of Club Africain, Tunisia’s oldest football club. Four years later, he is challenging the main political forces by becoming his newly founded party’s candidate for the presidency. On the eve of Tunisian elections the UPL is poised to become the third major party in the country, tipping the balance decisively between Ennhada and Nida Tounes.
The UPL platform is based on 10 points: above all, security and military enforcement; second, development and job opportunity through private investments, a general non secular vision of the power, a managerial approach to politics. The political campaign is based on the richness of Slim Riahi, as antidote to corruption: he doesn't need public money. His campaign has been based on the capillary presence in poor neighborhoods and the promise of work and economic help to
families and young unemployed citizens. During legislative elections, his party joined the third position (following Nidaa Tounes -86- and Ennhada -69-) and his 16 sieges in Tunisian parliament will make the difference in government's future composition.
How can football promote a political career? How can financial strategies build political credibility? Europeans remembers the Italian experience, where former president Berlusconi was the owner of Milan’s football club and of three of Italy’s most important television stations. Will “football to politics” work in Tunisia, a country still seeking a way forward after revolutions shook up the country’s old political order?
At the team’s fan headquarters in the Bab el Jedid neighborhood of Tunis, supporters of Tunis’ Club Africain football team speak their minds about the political potential of their beloved club’s owner.

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Tunisia: Slim Riahi's UPL Tips Balanc...
Tunis
By Filippo Del Bubba
24 Oct 2014

B-ROLL FROM UPL MEETING IN TUNIS' EZZAHOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

No one in Tunisia knew about Slim Riahi when the Tunisian revolution started in 2010. Four years later, he is challenging the main political forces by becoming his newly founded party’s candidate for the presidency.

Born in Efidha in 1972, he grew up in exile in Libya where he studied management and build up his economic empire in the oil production, energy, aviation and property development industries. He recently moved to London, where he held both Tunisian and British citizenship.

The aftermath of the Tunisian revolution against ex-president Ben Ali, offered Slim the opportunity to come back to his country of origin and to found a political party, the Free Patriotic Union (UPL); to acquire a 20-percent stake of Dar Assabah, the newspaper publisher; to create three TV stations including Ettounsiya Al-Oula, Ettounsiya Sport and Ettounsiya News; and to become the president of Club Africain, Tunisia’s oldest football club.

Now, on the eve of Tunisian elections, he is in the running for President of the Republic as his party, UPL, is poised to become the third major party in the country, tipping the balance decisively between Ennhada and Nida Tounes.
The UPL platform is based on 10 points: first and foremost, security and military enforcement; second, development and creative employment through
private investments, a general non-secular vision of power, and a managerial approach to politics. The political campaign is largely funded by the private fortune of Slim Riahi, and uses it as a claim that he is not prone to corruption: he doesn't need public money. His campaign has been based on the capillary presence in poor neighborhoods and the promise of work and economic help to families and young unemployed citizens.

During legislative elections, his party took the third largest share of votes and securing 16 seats in the newly formed parlaiment. Though following well behind Nidaa Tounes (86 seats) and Ennhada (69 seats) their representation in the parliament has given Riahi's party a decisive role in the government's future composition.