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Islamists’ Victory in Tunisia a Win for Democracy: Noah Feldman

Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- It’s official: The Islamists have won the Arab Spring. And the result was as inevitable as it is promising.

Last week’s elections in Tunisia gave more than 41 percent of the vote -- a solid plurality -- to the Islamic democrats of the Ennahdha party. The only secularist group that actively campaigned against the Islamists in the race for seats in the constituent assembly, the Progressive Democratic Party, got an embarrassing 17 seats in the 217-member assembly.