Geopolitics: Encouraging signs as Tunisia votes for change

The co-founder of Tunisia's moderate Islamist party Ennahda, Rached Ghannouchi, vowed to form a government within a month (photo:dpa)
The co-founder of Tunisia's moderate Islamist party Ennahda, Rached Ghannouchi, vowed to form a government within a month (photo:dpa)

The first free vote in the Arab Spring saw an Islamist party emerge victorious in Tunisia. Now one of its key tasks is to entrench stability within the country after a successful popular revolution which ousted a president who had ruled for more than 20 years. GIS expert Bernard Siman gives this briefing on the challenges facing Tunisia and its people.

TUNISIA, the spark and inspiration for the Arab Spring uprisings, emerged with an Islamist party winning the country’s first free elections for decades.

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The vote for the moderate Islamist party Ennahda is seen as a vote against corruption and abuse of power rather than for imposing ...

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