Tunisia Begins Historic Vote

    Tunisians wait in a line on October 23, 2011, outside a polling station in Tunis. Polls opened in Tunisia's first-ever free elections, with an Islamist party poised to win nine months after the surprise toppling of strongman Zine el Abidine Ben Ali that sparked the Arab Spring.  AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The first true multiparty national election in Tunisia since the ouster of strongman Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in January is underway. It's a historic democratic poll, and voters will choose an assembly that will govern the country while also writing a new constitution. Concerns about religion and women's rights will be tested as liberals are facing an expected defeat by moderate Islamist party Ennahda.

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