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House Democrats push Biden administration on Tunisia's democratic backslide

The lawmakers called on the Biden administration to promote good governance initiatives in the North African country.
Tunisian protesters raise placards and national flags during a demonstration against their president, not far from the Tunisian Assembly (parliament) headquarters, in the capital Tunis, on March 20, 2022.

A group of House Democrats are calling on the Biden administration to consider Tunisia’s anti-democratic slide as it works with Congress on spending plans for the coming fiscal year.

“We encourage the State Department to prioritize programs that support a restoration of democratic governance, due process, and the rule of law in the country,” read the March 25 letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken. 

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