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    Volunteer election observer Arbia Jbeli, 37, explains why she put
    hersel forward go help in Tunisia’s first ever free vote.

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  2. Video

    Volunteer election observer Arbia Jbeli, 37, explains why she put
    hersel forward go help in Tunisia’s first ever free vote.

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    ISIE Press centre full to rafters- is there anything hungrier than a hall full of journalists in need of election results? 

    ISIE Press centre full to rafters- is there anything hungrier than a hall full of journalists in need of election results? 

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    Shehani Fernando writes: Abdelleoui Mahmoud, 21, sells soft leather shoes in the souk. He voted Ettakatol because they are a bit freer than other parties. “They don’t want women to wear the niqab. I want Tunisia to be like Turkey.”  He doesn’t think An-Nahda will follow a Turkish model.

    Shehani Fernando writes: Abdelleoui Mahmoud, 21, sells soft leather shoes in the souk. He voted Ettakatol because they are a bit freer than other parties. “They don’t want women to wear the niqab. I want Tunisia to be like Turkey.”  He doesn’t think An-Nahda will follow a Turkish model.

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    Quite a good French pun from La Presse, which won’t be improved by me translating it.

    Quite a good French pun from La Presse, which won’t be improved by me translating it.

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    Wissam sgaier 

    Wissam sgaier 

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    Canvassers and party members from the PDM (Pole Democratique et Moderniste) relax at their campaign HQ after polls close. 

    Canvassers and party members from the PDM (Pole Democratique et Moderniste) relax at their campaign HQ after polls close. 

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    Palestine UN chair displayed in Tunisian election press centre.

    Palestine UN chair displayed in Tunisian election press centre.

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