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October 25, 2011 10:42 am

Islamist Party Set to Win Tunisian Election

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Anti-government demonstrations during the 2010-2011 Tunisian uprising.

WSJ – TUNIS—Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Nahda Party appears set for a decisive victory in the country’s elections for a constituent assembly, in an historic test for how the region’s long suppressed Islamic movements will govern.

Though the country’s independent election commission hasn’t announced any official results, the country’s political parties, relying on data from party poll monitors around the country, said Nahda appeared to have won upwards of 40% of the popular vote. Some party officials reported Nahda looked likely to win an outright majority, with as much as 55% of the vote.

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