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The Ennahda Islamist party in Tunisia has won a robust mandate in autumn elections there, following the Arab Spring uprising, winning 90 seats out of the 217 in the new constituent assembly. That is three times what its nearest rival party the secularist Progressive Democrats get. Many voters rejoiced. Italy’s RAI3 reports.

Swiss French-language television TSR looks at Tunisians stranded in Italy, not permitted to roam Europe in search of a better life.

Spanish TVE television reported from Sirte, the last battlefield between pro and anti-Gaddafi forces in Libya. At last the old guard was defeated, and he was killed. But the city has been laid low, very difficult to live in.

France 3 television reported from Misrata, where thousands of young men who fought for a new Libya are still armed to the teeth. Misrata is not about to disarm, as the new Libyan authorities are asking. All over the country, hundreds of thousands of men are holding on to their weapons — a risk for the future.