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Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties

Party name: Forum Démocratique pour le Travail et les Libertés
Country: Tunisia
Acronym: FDTL
Type: Observer
Party leader: Mustapha Ben Jafar
Last general elections date: 26/10/2014
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PES and Tunisia FDTL news

PES Women President welcomes the advancements made in the field of gender equality and women’s rights at the last Ettakatol’s Congress in Tunis on 5-7 July.


Ann Linde, Head of International Unit at PES, held a speech at the Congress about the challenges of the new democracy and welcoming the new Ettakatol Women's Organisation, which was presented at the congress. Main issues were the new constitution, political and economic development and education policy. A new party board was elected. Mustapha Ben Jafaar was re-elected  as party leader.


PES Task Force on the Arab Spring

On 19 February the PES held a meeting of its Task Force on the Arab Spring in the PES Headquarters in Brussels. The meeting was an opportunity for progressive parties from both sides of the Mediterranean to meet and discuss the current state of play two years after the revolutions and to develop a common agenda for the upcoming period.

Among the topics discussed were the strengthening of cooperation among progressive forces to respond effectively and in a coordinated way to the common challenges in the region as well as the question of political Islam in the Middle East and North Africa.


The Party of European Socialists welcomes the establishment in Cairo today of the Arab Social Democratic Forum.

The forum was set up on the initiative of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, the Tunisian Ettakatol Party and Fatah from Palestine.


Jordan Conference

PES Vice President Jan Royal calls for “fully integrated and democratic plan”

Taking part in a conference held in Amman, Jordan, the Party of European Socialists (PES) Vice-President Jan Royall remarked that; “democracy must be an absolute precondition for economic development”.


Egyptian Social Democratic Party, Tunisian Ettakatol Party, Palestinian Party Fa

On 28 October the Tunisian Ettakatol Party, the Egyptian Social Democratic Party and the Palestinian party Fatah, established the Organization Committee of the “Arab Social Democratic Forum”


PES President with ETTAKATOL and Fatah delegations

PES President with ETTAKATOL and Fatah delegations

The Congress of the Party of European Socialists gave a green light to the membership of two new member parties, Ettakatol of Tunisia and Fatah of Palestine. The move comes at a crucial time in the post-Arab Spring period. It reiterates the commitment of the PES, to North Africa and the Middle East and the calls for hope and dignity and progress.


PES Arab Spring Task Force

On 6 June the PES held a meeting of its Task Force on the Arab Spring in the PES Headquarters in Brussels. The meeting was an opportunity for progressive parties from the region and PES member parties to meet and discuss the current state of play of the revolutions and what our future actions together will be. In attendance was FFS Algeria, ESDP Egypt, USFP Morocco, Fatah Palestine, FDTL Tunisia, PS Belgium, spa Belgium, PS France, PD Italy, PSOE Spain, SAP Sweden, PS Switzerland and LP UK, the European for Democracy and Solidarity and Solidar.


Mustapha Ben Jaafar and Philip Cordery

On 5 June PES Secretary General Philip Cordery met with Mustapha Ben Jaafar President of the Tunisian Constituent Assembly in Brussels. They discussed the current political situation in Tunisia, the drafting of the Tunisian Constitution and the economic situation in Tunisia. Mr Cordery welcomed the important work of Ettakatol and its leader Mustapha Ben Jaafar in the democratic transition and crucial period for the future of Tunisia.


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