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Tunisia Turns to Secularism

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Tunisia’s second parliamentary election after the Arab Spring uprising was held on October 26th. The resulting shift of power from the Islamist Ennahda party to the secular, business-oriented Nidaa Tounes (Call for Tunisia) party reflects both changes in Tunisian mentality and Ennahda’s deep unpopularity. The election was hailed by the West as a significant step toward democracy: there was little ...

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