October 22, 2011

IT'S ALSO ONE YEAR....:

The Arab Spring's First Elections: As Libyans celebrate Gaddafi's demise, Tunisians go to the polls Sunday to make history--by casting the Arab Spring's first democratic votes. Concerns about Islamism and women's rights are dominating the election (Ursula Lindsey, 10/21/11, Daily Beast)

Almost a year since one of its citizens, in a desperate gesture, ignited the Arab Spring, Tunisia once again is setting an example to the rest of the Middle East.

The small North African country is heading into a historic free election on Sunday, and on the streets of Tunis the atmosphere is both anxious and ebullient. After decades of rigged elections and single-party rule, Tunisians suddenly can choose among 60 parties, most of them brand new.


...since you last heard folks claiming that Muslims and Arabs were uniquely (well, other than Asians) unsuited to democracy.
Posted by at October 22, 2011 8:09 AM
  

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