Tunisia election: Preliminary results show Ennahda in the lead
The results appear to underscore dissatisfaction of the people with the country’s major parties [Daylife]
The party of Rached Ghannouchi won 52 of 217 seats in Sunday’s election, well short of the 109 needed to govern, the electoral commission said on Wednesday.
Late on Wednesday, the election commission announced Ghannouchi, who has led Ennahda for a long time but never ran for office before, won a seat in Tunis.
The recently formed Qalb Tounes (Heart of Tunisia) party of media magnate and presidential candidate Nabil Karoui was placed second with 38 seats.