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Neo Destour
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Neo Destour (Néo-Destour) was the name given by the French authorities to al-Ḥizb al-Ḥurr al-Dustūrī al-Jadīd (New Liberal Constitutionalist Party), the main nationalist party during colonial rule (1881–1956). Under the direction of Habib Bourguiba (al-Ḥabīb Bū Raqība, 1903–2000), the party led Tunisia to independence in 1956.

1. Early history of the party

Neo Destour was formed in 1934 after the rift between the two branches of the D…

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Perrier, Antoine, “Neo Destour”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_40442>
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