Country Overview: Libya

At the time the »Deauville Partnership« was unveiled in 2011, Libya was still in the middle of a Nato-supported war that saw dictator Muammar Gadhafi killed in October that year. The North African country was included into the initiative following the roadmap to transition by the oppositional »National Transition Council«.

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Country Overview: Egypt

Both the Arab World and the stakeholders of the international donor community closely watch transition in the most populous Arab country. Although Egypt seemed to be on a path back to the vanguard role model at the outset of the Arab spring, which resulted in the swift removal of long-time president Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, that euphoria has almost waned completely, especially among its youth activists.

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Country Overview: Tunisia

Despite being plagued by occasional political instability, security threats and persisting social inequalities, Tunisia is still regarded as the country that has managed its transition best so far.

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Country Overview: Morocco

Morocco did not see a fundamental change in leadership or political system, but did experience a period of civil upheaval, spearheaded by the youth movement »20th of February« that addressed the structural problems that the Maghreb monarchy shares with other countries. On a sub-regional scale, Morocco is considered an active contributor towards religious moderation and stability in the Sahel.

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