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Tunisia Islamists set for big election gains

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by MaxShimba, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. MaxShimba

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    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - As the land that launched the Arab Spring heads into historic elections next week, all eyes are on the long-repressed Islamists - and whether a big victory for them will irrevocably change this North African nation and inspire similar conservative movements around the region.

    Many fear that despite vows to uphold democracy, Tunisia'sIslamist Ennahda Party is bent on imposing a theocracy that would roll back hard-won secularism and women's rights. Others see an opportunity to bring a moderate form of political Islam into the Arab world - one styled after the successful ruling party in thriving Turkey.

    Tunisia Islamists set for big election gains - Yahoo! News