Victory for Ennahda Why Tunisians Voted for the Islamists

In a major setback for Tunisia's elite, the Islamist Ennahda Party looks set to lead the country's first democratically elected government. They appealed to the common people who sought greater credibility in politics. But concerns the country might soon become a new theocracy are exaggerated, because Tunisian Islamists are looking to Turkey as their model.
Supporters of the Islamist Ennahda party celebrate their election victory.

Supporters of the Islamist Ennahda party celebrate their election victory.

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