Moderate Islamist Party Heads Toward Victory in Tunisia

(New York Times) David D. Kirkpatrick - Tunisia's moderate Islamist political party Ennahda emerged Monday as the leader in elections for a constitutional assembly and began talks to form a unity government with a coalition of liberal parties after it swept to a plurality of about 40% in preliminary vote tallies. Islamists cheered the results as a harbinger of their ascent after revolts across the region. Islamists in Egypt are poised for big victories in parliamentary elections next month and their counterparts in Libya are playing dominant roles in its post-Gaddafi transition.

2011-10-25 00:00:00

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