Tunis — American Foreign Policy (FP) magazine selected President of the Republic Moncef Marzouki as second of the "100 Top Global Thinkers for 2012."
Foreign Policy chose President Marzouki for the wisdom he has shown since taking office in December 2011. At the United Nations General Assembly, Marzouki called on the U.N. to declare dictatorship "a disease" and to launch an official campaign against dictators, the magazine's website reads.
Ahlem Belhdaj, Chairwoman of the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women, ranks 18th. She has distinguished herself for the defence of women's rights and the values of the modernist state, FP explains on its website.
Foreign Policy is published by the American Foreign Affairs Council. The latter is one of the main research and decision-elaboration centres in the world, a statement from the Presidency of the Republic reminds.