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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 THE ARAB SPRING Leader's Tactics And The Results Of Those Tactics: Tunisia VS Egypt TUNISIA EGYPT Zine el-Abdine Ben Ali ruled for 23 years as an oppressive president in Tunisia. Hosni-Mubarak ruled for 29 years as an oppressive leader of Egypt. When Bouazizi (a common vendor) lit himself on fire after being continuously tormented by police; protests against police erupt. People quickly turned against Ben Ali. At first he responded violently by using police and armies. The armies quickly withdrew leaving Ben Ali withoutprotection. Ben Ali was forced to flee. Violence against protesters back fires. A rewritten constitution and political parties lead to the election of a new government and leader. Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa actedas a leader during the transition to democracy. Protesters agreed to a more peaceful journey towards reformand democracy. Thousands of political prisoners were released and new president Abdelaziz Boteflikaworked to keep the people content. President Abdelaziz Boteflika is elected. Inspired by Tunisia's ability to overthrow their leader, angry citizens took to the streets in protests and demonstrations. They wanted the downfall of Hosni-Mubarak and a new democratic system. Unlike in Tunisia, Hosni-Mubarak neverhad the support of the government. Hethreatened to cut off internet and remove cell phone service but the protesters are notdetered. Mubarak is forced to resign. The Supreme Council took over the transition gov. during the process towards democracy. President Beji Caid Essebsi was elected. Essebsi worked peacefully towards democracy. Tunisia had a promising future. Many deaths, including that of Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, led people to protest. The failed democratic system crumbled as people once again revolted againstthe government. While small problems still present themselves for people in Tunisia, a peaceful democratic system seems possible.
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