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Tunisian Islamist election win marred by clashes

Tunisian Islamist election win marred by clashes | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TUNIS (Reuters) - The Islamist Ennahda party was officially declared the winner of Tunisia's election, setting it up to form the first Islamist-led government in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings.But...
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Tunisia Election Raises Hopes for Arab Women and Democracy: View - Businessweek

As Tunisians await final results in their national election, the first in a country remade by the Arab Spring, it’s worth paying particular attention to the outcome for women there.
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Partial Tunisia results: Islamist party has 44 pct  

Partial Tunisia results: Islamist party has 44 pct   | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TUNIS, Tunisia — Authorities say the latest results from Tunisia's landmark elections indicate the moderate Islamist party is holding onto its lead, taking at least 44 percent of seats counted so far for an assembly tasked with writing a new...
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Tunisia: Arab Spring, Islamist Summer

Tunisia has voted in the first open and fair election in the region. In part two of a three part article Kristine Goulding warns against framing Islamism in direct opposition to women's rights. The Arab Spring redefined the roles of both women and the Islamist al-Nahda, and the two cannot be seen as mutually exclusive

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Tunisia's elections: consolidating democracy

The first democratic elections of the Arab spring are a moment of pride and hope for Tunisia and far beyond, says Ayman Ayoub.

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Tunisia martyr's mother: honor my son's sacrifice

Tunisia martyr's mother: honor my son's sacrifice | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TUNIS (Reuters) - The mother of Mohamed Bouazizi, the Tunisian man who set himself on fire in an act of protest which inspired the Arab Spring, urged the new leaders the country is electing on Sunday to...
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Tunisia puts election turnout at 90%

Tunisia puts election turnout at 90% | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
More than 90% of registered voters cast ballots in Tunisia's first national elections since independence, officials said.
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The Arab Spring’s First Elections

The Arab Spring’s First Elections | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisians go to the polls to cast the Arab Spring’s first democratic votes. Ursula Lindsey reports.
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A Tunisian Islamist in Exile Expresses His Hopes Ahead of Oct. 23 Election - Global Spin

A Tunisian Islamist in Exile Expresses His Hopes Ahead of Oct. 23 Election - Global Spin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
"No one will dare propose himself as a dictator. No one. The best institution we have now is the street," says Mohamed Ali Harrath.
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Tunisian exile rejects claims of backing fundamentalists

Tunisian exile rejects claims of backing fundamentalists | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Islamist party leader, Rachid Ghannouchi, said extremists can be contained by being given a place in a democratic system...
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Tunisia's Islamists Likely to Win Plurality in the First "Arab Spring" Election

A moderate Islamist party governing in coalition with secularists will offer Tunisia a reasonable chance at real democracy.
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Tunisia's elections will map out a path for the Arab spring

Tunisia's elections will map out a path for the Arab spring | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
It was the first Arab spring country to throw off its dictator, and now Tunisia is again the focus of international attention...
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Tunisia’s Evolutionary Revolution - Fabrizio Tassinari and Rasmus Alenius Boserup - Project Syndicate

Tunisia’s Evolutionary Revolution - Fabrizio Tassinari and Rasmus Alenius Boserup - Project Syndicate | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Ten months after the collapse of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s authoritarian regime, Tunisia has balanced the revolutionary urge for change and a pragmatic need for continuity.
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Can Islamists share power with secularists? Tunisia is about to find out.

Can Islamists share power with secularists? Tunisia is about to find out. | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Two secular parties look set to join Tunisia's dominant Islamist Al Nahda party in an alliance that would collectively represent as much as 60 percent of the vote in Sunday's election.
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Tunisian Islamists to propose their man for PM's job

Tunisian Islamists to propose their man for PM's job | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's moderate Islamist party said on Wednesday it would put forward one of its officials for the prime minister's job, after it scored a resounding victory in the first election...
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Tunisia: Women's winter of discontent

Nine months after the overthrow of the former president, Tunisia has voted in the first open and fair election in the region. In part one of a three part article Kristine Goulding asks: Is a Tunisian feminist fall, driven by local, national and international support, possible? Or will countervailing forces of politics, social pressure and religion prevail?

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Tunisia: Feminist Fall?

Tunisia: Feminist Fall? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Nine months after the overthrow of the former president, Tunisia has voted in the first open and fair election in the region. In the final part of a three part article Kristine Goulding argues that if a 'feminist fall' does not come to fruition, it will be because the citizens of Tunisia have shown democratically that feminism is not consummate on their agenda.

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Tunisian Islamist Party seeking coalition partners after Arab Spring’s 1st vote

Tunisian Islamist Party seeking coalition partners after Arab Spring’s 1st vote | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TUNIS, Tunisia — A moderate, once-banned Islamist party in Tunisia was on track Tuesday to win the largest number of seats in the first elections prompted by the Arab Spring uprisings, according to partial results.
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Islamists claim win in Tunisia's Arab Spring vote

Islamists claim win in Tunisia's Arab Spring vote | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Mindful that some people in Tunisia and elsewhere see the resurgence of Islamists as a threat to modern, liberal values, party officials said they were prepared to form an alliance with two secularist parties, Congress for the Republic and Ettakatol.

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Tunisians flock to polls in first elections brought by the Arab Spring; Islamist party favored

TUNIS, Tunisia — The people who started the Arab Spring shared one of its earliest fruits on Sunday: a free election.
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Tunisia's Surprising New Islamists

Tunisia's Surprising New Islamists | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Nine months after the revolution that kicked off the Arab Spring, I reunited with two of the first Tunisians to protest against Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. A lot has changed.

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Tunisia elections face unexpected obstacle: youth apathy

Tunisia elections face unexpected obstacle: youth apathy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The fervor of Tunisia's youth-led revolution, which sparked subsequent uprisings in the region, has been surprisingly absent ahead of Tunisia's elections this weekend.
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Tunisia election: Loving and loathing Islamists

Tunisia election: Loving and loathing Islamists | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia's formerly banned Islamist party, Ennahda, is tipped to win the first election to results from the "Arab Spring", writes the BBC's Celeste Hicks.
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Rachid al-Ghannouchi Imagines Democratic Future for Tunisia

Rachid al-Ghannouchi Imagines Democratic Future for Tunisia | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Democracy and Islam can coexist in Tunisia, Rachid al-Ghannouchi believes, and his ideas may be tested if his party succeeds in Sunday’s voting.
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Tunisia's Test - By Fadil Aliriza

Tunisia's Test - By Fadil Aliriza | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

This month, the country that started everything will host the first post-Arab Spring election -- and the people who overthrew a government in January will find out whether they have what it takes to build a new one.

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