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Tunisia's secularists reportedly beating Islamists in historic election

Tunisia's leading secular party, Nidaa Tounes, appeared to have won more seats in the country's new parliament than the rival Islamist party Ennahda, a Nidaa Tounes party source said Monday. The official, citing a preliminary ballot count, said Nidaa Tounes had won 80-plus votes, to Ennahda's 67. Election officials are expected to release their results later in the day. The vote brought full democracy to the country nearly four years after its uprising, which launched the Arab Spring. Read more at Reuters.