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Thank you, Tunisia

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The overwhelming election victory of Tunisia’s new President, Kais Saied, and the statements he made in its aftermath send a very clear message: the counter-revolution in Tunisia has failed; it has been defeated; it has ended. Tunisians have always embraced the saying, “If people fight for life, destiny will listen to them” and destiny has indeed answered their calls; they have broken free from the chains of tyranny, oppression and domination.

The statements made by the academic and university professor following his victory were about Palestine and normalisation with Israel. They are proof that the man does not intend to ride the wave and get drawn into Israel’s circle, which is what we are witnessing with others in the Arab world, from east to west. Kais Saied is bringing Tunisia back to what it used to be when it was the only Arab home for Palestinian resistance and the headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

A professor known for his devotion to Arabic in a country where the majority of the population speaks French has won the election and become president. This has reaffirmed that Tunisia has changed and is changing, and that counter-revolutions which want to thwart the revolutions........

© Middle East Monitor