Tunisia's fledgling democracy, part 1/5
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The 2011 revolution in Tunisia was sparked when a young vegetable seller set himself on fire in protest against the government confiscating his wares. The country is markedly different from the days under Dictator Zine al-Abdine Ben Ali in many ways. But economically, it has barely changed, according to a 330 page World Bank report published late last year. Extreme poverty may be rare, but many Tunisian families struggle to get by. Recent research even suggests that Tunisians value a strong economy over democracy by three to one. In the first of our series on Tunisia's fledgling democracy, RFI explores the country's economic woes.