Ennahda wins Tunisian elections

30 October 2011

The Islamist party won 90 seats

Moderate Islamist party Ennahda has officially been announced as the winner in Tunisia’s first elections since former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali fled the country in January.

Ennahda took 90 of the 217 seats in an assembly that will now write the new constitution and appoint an interim government. The Congress for the Republic party, came second with 30 seats. In third place, came the centre-left Ettakol party, or the Democratic Forum for Labour and Freedoms which won the 21 seats.

Voting began on 23 October (MEED 23:10:11). Participation in the elections was high. Of the 4.1 million people registered to vote, more than 90 per cent turned out.

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