Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ennahda, An Islamist party claims election win in Tunisia


Ennahda, the Tunisia's Islamist party has claimed its victory in the country's first democratic elections. Official results are expected on Tuesday, but provisional results suggest that Ennahda will win most votes while falling short of a majority. Its main rival, the secular centre-left PDP party, has admitted defeat, reported BBC. 
International observers praised the conduct of Sunday's election as free and fair. Former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was overthrown nine months ago after mass demonstrations - he had been in power for 23 years. 

Tunisia's transition from authoritarian rule has been largely peaceful, as compared to its eastern neighbour Libya. 

Tunisia was the first Arab nations where current Arab uprising was started.

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