1:21 PM, November 29th, 2011


DEMOCRA-SEE   A man read a ballot before he voted in the first phase of Egypt’s parliamentary election Monday in Cairo. (Photo: Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters via the Wall Street Journal)

Our report on the upbeat, high turnout election, now in its second day

Reblogged from National Journal
5:06 PM, October 24th, 2011
'We’re all proud today,' said Touhri Raouf, a school teacher who, like many parents, brought his children along to the polling station. He voted for Nahda, saying the Islamists were 'good, honest people' and that Tunisia could use a return to old-fashioned religious values. 'We hope for social equality, for an end to stealing, for respect for everyone, for a little freedom.'
Early results in today’s election in Tunisia show the moderate Islamist Nahda party in the lead.
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