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Tunisians vote in 'historic' parliamentary poll

  • Tunisians have voted in their country’s first parliamentary polls on Sunday, October 26, under a new constitution that came into being after an uprising that removed Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali from power nearly four years ago.

    Tens of thousands of troops and police officers stood on alert to thwart potential terrorist attacks as voters queued to cast their ballot in an election described as “historic” by the Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa, according to media reports.

    He said the vote provided “a glimmer of hope” for the young people of the region.

     

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