Monday, October 24, 2011

Tunisia's Voters Go to the Polls in Arab Spring's First Election

Via The Guardian UK -

People queue to vote as candidates from 110 political parties and scores of independents bid to join Tunisia's new 217-seat government. Turnout in the first free election in Tunisian history was thought to have been high. The Islamist An-Nahda party is expected to win the biggest share of the vote.


CFR: Tunisia at the Crossroads

"In many ways, the election process may be just as important as the results. A free and fair election would be a first in Tunisia, and strong voter turnout will signal public support for the transition process. As long as voting proceeds without significant irregularities, the international community should applaud the elections as a significant step toward democracy."

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