A new World Bank study-report entitled “All in Family, State Capture in Tunisia” has been recently published. The study shows that the previous Tunisian president and his surroundings had been benefiting from almost the quarter of profits made by the private sector.
The report described also the extent to which the state administration was used to have the previous regime people get what they wanted. This concerned real estate, land and public financial transactions, such as the privatization of the Bank of Tunisia.
Legislation had been “locked” for a long time – 17 years – in their interest, so as to avoid any form of fair and just economic competition.