Beat Stauffer discusses the implications of Beji Caid Essebsi's candidacy, and its popular receptuion in the recent Tunisian presidential election
Civil society groups say that the young, alienated Tunisian men who leave to wage jihad in Syria and Iraq are not necessarily poor or uneducated.
Tunisia's elections domonstrate much more than a race between thinking forwards and backwards.
Comments by Rachid Ghannouchi suggest not only that Islam is compatible with democracy, but that Tunisia could serve as an example to the Middle East.
The Minister of Religious Affairs has declared that his office has contributied to the success of the parlementiary elections.
The head of the Islamic association, Dar Al Hadith Zeituni, Farid Beji has issued a fatwa declaring upcoming parlementiary elections in Tunisia haram
The Andalou Agency has published preliminary results for Tunisia's legislative elections.
Pending official results from ISIE, it appears that Ennahda has taken 83 of 151 parliamentary seats this election.
Rached Ghannouchi, the president of Ennahda, announced by radio that he and his party will respect the results of the election.
As the elections draw near in Tunis, different factions attempt to bolster their position.