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Will Tunis' first female mayor advocate for women’s rights?

Tunis' city council has elected its first female mayor from the Ennahda movement, yet some critics are wary of whether the new mayor will be a strong advocate for women.
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Souad Abdel Rahim of the Ennahda movement was elected mayor of Tunis on July 3, the first female to hold the title since the Tunis municipality was established in 1885.

During the first round of city council elections, Abdel Rahim was granted 26 out of 60 votes, with male candidates from Nidaa Tunis, the Popular Front and the Democratic Current also competing. They obtained 22, four and eight votes respectively.

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