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  • Old-guard insider wins Tunisian presidency, preliminary count shows

    In a triumph of the old guard, a former senior member of Tunisia’s pre-revolution government has won the presidency, according to official preliminary results released Monday.
  • Tunisia's milestone presidential vote likely to yield runoff

    Tunisia's milestone presidential vote likely to yield runoff
    Marking a milestone in what has been a challenging but largely successful democratic transition, Tunisians on Sunday voted for a head of state for the first time since a popular uprising nearly four years ago. With more than two dozen candidates...

    Tunisia sees solid turnout in parliamentary vote

    Tunisia sees solid turnout in parliamentary vote
    Tunisians went to the polls Sunday to choose a new parliament, continuing a democratic transition in the wake of their revolution that kicked off the 2011 “Arab Spring” uprisings. Although the North African nation has had its share of...

    Tunisia offers a rarity in North Africa: calm after an election

    In a region torn by turmoil, the North African nation of Tunisia this week showed itself to be an anomaly. It held a peaceful election that was hailed by monitors as generally free and fair. The Islamists who lost calmly acknowledged defeat even...

    2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival

     2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival
    Changing a country takes an immense effort, but the tools can be simple. Singers Emel Mathlouthi, of Tunisia, and Aurelio Martinez, of Honduras, just needed their songs to ignite social transformations. Both are coming to Chicago for the World Music...