For Immediate Release
October 23, 2011
“Today’s election in Tunisia is an important step towards democracy and self-governance for the Tunisian people,” said Hamdi Rifai Chair of the Council of United Syrian Americans (CUSA). “We want to congratulate all those who were able to topple the dictatorship of Ben Ali in Tunisia and those who were responsible for the seamless transition to the democratic elections that are taking place today.”
“This remarkable day will go down in history as a day in which a country gave a voice to its people.”
The CUSA calls on the American government to support the newly-elected Tunisian government and to help ensure the goals of a stable democracy, respect for human rights and the achievement of the rule of law.