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Tunisia Turns to Secularism

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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