Tunisia Completes Arab Spring’s First Free Election

Tunisia, the first nation to overthrow dictatorial rule and install democracy as part of the Arab Spring has completed its inaugural elections. The elections will determine an assembly that will establish a government and begin to draft the nation’s constitution. Ennahda, the victorious political party, is a party of moderate islamists has been declared as the “most modernist” party, dedicated to pluralism, democracy and the country’s already strong traditions of secularism and women’s rights. It is hoped that Tunisia will lead the way for other Arab nations facing the establishment of their own political systems.

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