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Secular party wins Tunisia parliamentary election – media

October 27, 2014, 13:08 UTC+3
According to preliminary data, Nidaa Tounes (“Call of Tunisia”) party is ahead of the Islamist Ennahda “Renaissance” party
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TUNISIA, October 27. / TASS / Tunisian Nidaa Tounes (“Call of Tunisia”) party, which is considered to be the main rival of the Islamist Ennahda (“Renaissance”) party, has won parliamentary election.

According to preliminary data, the party is going to win 80 seats in a 217-member parliament, Reuters reported. Enhanda party can expect to get 67 mandates.

The country’s first post-Jasmine Revolution of 2011 parliamentary election took place in Tunisia.

As of 7:30pm local time on October 26, the voter turnout reached 59,99%.

According to the Central Election Commission (CEC), the greatest number of electors was from the Ben Arous province in the neighborhood of the capital. The turnout in this area was estimated at 70%. The lowest turnout of 48% was recorded in Sidi Bouzid province, where in late 2010 civil disorder started that led to one of the Arab Spring uprisings.

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