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First Free Elections in Tunisia

The country which ignited the Arab Spring revolts and that became the first to kick out its dictator has also become the first to hold free elections to designate a constitutional assembly. With a participation rate of 90%, the winner has been the moderate Islamist Ennahda with 41,47% of votes. The second most voted party has been the left nationalist "Congress for the Republic", followed by Ettakatol, also left-winged. The European Union has considered that the "historic" event "marks the beginning of a new era" in the country, and has emphasized the sense of "freedom" which has prevailed in the electoral process. ered that the "vent is his the moderate islamist Ennahda with 41,47% of votes.