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Secularists win Tunisia election

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Tunisia’s electoral commission has formerly announced that secular party Nidda Tounes has won Sunday’s general election.

The vote was one of the last steps in the North African country’s transition to democracy after the 2011 uprising against long-time ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.

Nidaa Tounes won 85 seats in the new 217-member parliament with voters rejecting moderate Islamist Ennahda which had struggled to guide the country after the Arab Spring revolt.
Voters had also said they were prioritising jobs and economic opportunities.

Ennahda which came in second with 69 seats has already called on the victors to form an inclusive government,. However with a November presidential election looming Nidaa Tounes leaders are delaying coalition talks.