Elections in Tunisia

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october 23, 2011 – Tunis, Tunisia – A Tunisian man shows his ink-stained finger after casting his ballot during an election in the Technical School of Bach Hamba, Tunis 1, Zouhour. Ten months since the uprising forced the resignation of President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, 81 political parties, as well as hundreds of independent candidates, competed in the countries first free election. 217 candidates willl serve in the constituent assembly, which will rewrite the country’s constitution and appoint a new government. The election could set the template for other Arab countries emerging from the Arab Spring uprisings. Photo credit: Mostra / B.Desrus

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