The Middle East Channel

Tunisia’s “Love Story”

Campaigning: Lawyer and PDP member Mohammed Gharsalli (far right) travels outside of Kasserine to Shriya, a poor farming village, where he meets with the elders of the families who decide how the area will vote.  Gharsalli vows the PDP will work for them, but as one farmer, Mohammed Hidi Bin Saleh (not pictured), says, “We ...

Campaigning: Lawyer and PDP member Mohammed Gharsalli (far right) travels outside of Kasserine to Shriya, a poor farming village, where he meets with the elders of the families who decide how the area will vote.  Gharsalli vows the PDP will work for them, but as one farmer, Mohammed Hidi Bin Saleh (not pictured), says, “We don’t have faith in politics. Not before, not now. Just show us projects and development — no fancy ideas. We’ll vote for the Party of Bread.” Poor roads dictate the village’s movement. During the uprising, Mohammed’s two sons say they marched all the way to Kasserine with the family. Only 12, Mohammed says his hope for the country’s future is simple: “We want better ways to get to school.”

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