TUNISIA, A PARRICIDE IN THE SERAGLIO
Events that shaped the countries of the Mediterranean
An episode from the series ECHOES OF HISTORY
In 1975, Habib Bourguiba, the Tunisian head of state and father of the nation, is appointed "president for life". This date marks the beginning of a decline that would last for a decade.
While the country is undergoing major upheavals, Bourguiba's entourage fight mercilessly for his succession.
Only a parricide will get the better of the "Supreme Fighter" and put an end to 30 years of absolute power.