TUNISIA: Man of Moderation

Last week the 97 elected delegates to Tunisia's first constituent assembly met in Tunis, less than nine miles from the ruins of once proud Carthage, which boldly challenged ancient Rome for world supremacy. Now, in long subjected Tunisia, a new nation was being born. Opening the inaugural sessions, the spade-bearded, well-tailored old Bey of Tunis gracefully bowed to the new spirit of democracy, dispensed with the traditional custom which once decreed that every Tunisian present should kiss his hand in token of submission.

The delegates had but one choice for Tunisia's first Premier as an independent nation. It was Habib...

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