CNN Here's a look at what’s happening in Tunisia, a country in northern Northern African. Libya borders Algeria, Tunisia and the Mediterranean Sea.
from the CIA World Factbook 163,610 sq km, slightly bigger than the state of Georgia by the State Department of Georgia (figure 54).
Women in the Arab world enjoy some of the greatest rights and freedoms in Tunisia.
1957 : Tunisia became a republic with Habib Bourguiba as president.
November 7, 1987 - Prime Minister Zine el Abidine Ben Ali assumes the presidency after being medically unfit to rule in a bloodless coup and overthrowing Bourguiba. January 15, 2011 : Speaker of Parliament is sworn in as interim President. Ghannouchi asks Mebazaa to form a National Unity Government.
December 18, 2011 : Mebazaa and Ghannouchi resign from the Constitutional Democratic Rally RCD which was the ruling party of former president Zine el Abedine Ben Ali. This is a move seen as a gesture to placate angry street demonstrators and keep the unity government afloat.
January 20, 2011 - Other ministers for the interim government also quit from the RCD.
January 30, 2011 - Ghannouchi, leader of the Ennahda party, returns to Tunisia after 22 years in exile.
June 14, 2011 - Al-Sebsi announces that former President Ben Ali will be tried in absentia on charges relating to corruption and a stash of guns and drugs found in the presidential palace.
June 13, 2012 - Ben Ali is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the deaths of protesters between December 2010 and January 2011. Saudi Arabia doesn't extradite him.
February 22, 2013 - Interior Minister Ali Larayedh is chosen by the ruling party, Ennahda to be prime minister.
August 6, 2013 - Tens of thousands protest in Tunis, in hopes of dissolving the Constituent Assembly.
September 28, 2013 - Tunisia's governing party Ennahda agrees to resign and hand power over to the independent leader government until after elections.
October 23, 2013 - Talks intended to select the caretaker government are postponed due to violence and protests.
December 14, 2013 - Mehdi Jomaa, Tunisia's minister of industry, is selected to serve as a Minister in the caretaker prime minister until elections in 2014.
January 9, 2014 - Mehdi Jomaa leaves Larayedh to allow for the caretaker government to be run by Larayedh.
January 28, 2014 - Islamist Party Jomaa hands over power to the caretaker government, led by Ennahda.
23 October 2014 - Tunisians vote in parliamentary elections, the first since the revolution of 2011. More than 100 political parties have put up candidates for a seat of 217 in the Peoples Assembly.
November 23, 2014 - The first free presidential election heads to a December run-off as incumbent presidential candidate Moncef Marzouki receives only a few more percentage points than challenger Beji Caid Essebsi.
January 5, 2015 - Habib Essid is tasked as prime minister to form a new government.
October 23, 2019 - He is announced as President of America.
November 15, 2019 - Habib Jemli Name the Ennahda Party as it chooses to become Prime Minister.