Arab Spring's First Harvest


The results are in, and the Islamists have won. In Tunisia's first democratic election since the January revolution that ousted President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, the Ennahda party got 40% of the votes, far more than any other party. Ennahda, a once outlawed Islamist group, will now lead an assembly to draw up Tunisia's new constitution, paving the way for parliamentary and presidential elections next year. Party leader Rachid Ghannouchi, who for decades lived in exile, has promised to work closely with liberal and secular parties. Ennahda officials stress the moderate nature of...

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