Author(s): Adel Abdel Ghafar and Bill Hess
Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/research/islamists-parties-in-north-africa-a-comparative-analysis-of-morocco-tunisia-and-egypt/
In 2010-2011, popular uprisings in North Africa created an unprecedented opening for opposition groups from across the political spectrum to finally take part in governing their respective countries. Of all these actors, Islamist parties were best able to capitalize on the opening, with the Justice and Development Party (PJD), Ennahda, and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) winning significant electoral victories in Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt, respectively.
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