Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88 year old former cabinet minister, has won Tunisia’s first free and democratic presidential election.
The election did not speak to many young Tunisian concerns such as meaningful employment and economic opportunity
Tunisia is sliding towards bipolarity, with Ennahda pitted against Nidaa Tounes
Ennahda leader Rachid Ghannouchi defused tensions between the two candidates in the Tunisian presidential elections
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