Tunisia casts vote in first free election
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Voters in Tunisia went to the polls on Sunday in the first elections for the country since the events of January this year, when was toppled after twenty three years by the which triggered the .
The electorate had voted. 3.1 million citizens were eligible to vote but unregistered. It has been predicted that , an party, will become the with about 40 percent of the vote, short of a . The actual result, according to , should be released late Monday or Tuesday.announced that 90 percent of the 4.1 millon registered citizens in the
|an important step forward|
There were queues hundreds of metres long throughout Tunisia from early morning. The polls started closing at around 19:00 local time (1800 UTC) but those already queued were allowed to vote.
- "Tunisia election turnout more than 90 per cent" — , October 24, 2011
- "Tunisia counts votes in historic free election" — , October 24, 2011
- AFP. "Election shows Tunisia 'leading the way': Cameron" — , October 23, 2011