In Tunisia, for the first time in the seven years had local elections

Election posters in Ariana

In Tunisia on Sunday, may 6, pass the first over the past 7 years local elections. The authorities running more than 57 thousand candidates, included a total of more than 2,000 lists. Many of the politicians have put forward their candidatures for the first time, with about 49 per cent of candidates were women.

To make the safety of involved about 60 thousand police officers and soldiers. The President of Tunisia Beja Quaid as Sees in the appeal to the people called the day of the vote.

Since then, as in 2011 in Tunisia was overthrown the head of the state Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, the country has just held parliamentary and presidential elections. Municipal elections were postponed four times due to logistical issues and political contradictions. The overthrow of Ben Ali "the Arab spring" waves of demonstrations and uprisings that swept through the countries in the Middle East and North Africa in 2010-2011.

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