The moderate Islamist party that appears to have won Tunisia’s landmark elections was in talks with rivals yesterday about forming an interim coalition government to lead the birthplace of the Arab Spring through its transition to democracy. Partial results released yesterday supported the Ennahda Party’s claims that it had won the most seats in a 217-member assembly tasked with running the country and writing its news constitution. But results so far indicate the Islamists had failed to win an outright majority, meaning a coalition must be formed.
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