Green Tunisia Party

The Green Tunisia Party (Arabic: تونس الخضراء; French: Parti Tunisie Verte), is a Green political party in Tunisia. Legalized only since the Tunisian Revolution in 2011, it participated in the Popular Front coalition until 2014.

Green Tunisia Party
تونس الخضراء
French nameParti Tunisie verte
Secretary-GeneralAbdelkader Zitouni
Founded19 April 2004 (2004-04-19)
Legalized17 January 2011
IdeologyGreen politics
Eco-socialism
Political positionCentre-left to left-wing
International affiliationGlobal Greens

HistoryEdit

Founded in 2004 by Abdelkader Zitouni, the party remained illegal under the rule of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, instead being countered by the newly founded bloc party Green Party for Progress. During this time, it was however internationally recognized by the European Green Party and the Global Greens.

The party was finally one of the three political parties legalized on 17 January 2011.[1] Green Tunisia participated in the foundation of left-wing Popular Front coalition in 2012, but left on 16 May 2014, denouncing the hegemony of Workers' Party leader Hamma Hammami.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tunisie: trois partis d'opposition légalisés" [Tunisia: Three opposition parties legalized] (in French). 19 January 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Politique: Tunisie Verte dénonce l'hégémonie de Hamma Hammami sur le Front populaire" (in French). Kapitalis. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2016.

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