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Ellen Laipson’s Blog featured in Fikra Forum on Tunisia’s Path to a New Order

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International observers have praised Tunisia’s October 26 elections as a remarkable achievement. The turnout – over 60 percent – was higher than anticipated, both citizens and the security forces behaved well, and the Ennahda Party conceded victory to their rival, Nidaa Tounes, early and graciously. Nidaa Tounes won 85 seats to Ennahda’s 69 in an assembly of 217 seats, and Ennahda’s share of the votes fell from 37% in 2011 to 32% this time.

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