The World from Berlin The Arab Spring 'Will Create Strong Islamist Parties'

The strong showing by Islamists in Tunisia's elections has raised doubts about the Arab Spring. Will rule by dictators in North Africa be replaced by Sharia law? Islam will have to play a role, say German commentators, but it's not necessarily the end of the world -- and Tunisian secularists are also strong.
Rashid al-Ghannushi, leader of Tunisia's main Islamist party, came out ahead in the nation's historic first election.

Rashid al-Ghannushi, leader of Tunisia's main Islamist party, came out ahead in the nation's historic first election.

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-- SPIEGEL ONLINE Staff