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Transition to democracy: Tunisia holds first free presidential election

Nov 23, 2014    

Tunis, Tunisia: Tunisia took another step forward in its transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.Many Tunisians weighed security against the freedoms brought by their revolution and by its democratic reforms, which have remained on track in sharp contrast to the upheavals brought by the Arab Spring elsewhere in the region, including the brutal military coup in Egypt and the conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Libya.It hasn't been easy for Tunisia, however, and the nearly four years since the revolut...

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