Tunisia opens first election campaign since uprising

03.10.2011                      05.Tischrei. 5772

Tunesien:

Tunisia opens first election campaign since uprising

Election season begins eight months after the revolution that deposed authoritarian former president of Tunisia Ben Ali inspired the Arab Spring of Nations.

Tunisia's cities were decorated with posters for hundreds of candidates from scores of new parties when campaigning began on Saturday for what is billed as the first free election in the country's history.
Nine months after an uprising that deposed former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and inspired the Arab Spring, Tunisians elect politicians on October 23 to an assembly that will rewrite the country's constitution….