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Tunisia’s Ennahda faces critical choices as it seeks to form new government

Ennahda is still grappling with how, and if, to form a parliamentary coalition in Tunisia.
Rached Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda, speaks to supporters after the party gained most votes in Sunday's parliamentary election, according to an exit poll by Sigma Conseil broadcasted by state television, in Tunis, Tunisia October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi - RC1AEA2A12F0

Tunisia’s Independent High Authority for Elections announced the formal results of the Oct. 6 parliamentary elections today, with the conservative Ennahda or “Renaissance” party confirmed as the winner of the most seats, with 52 in the 217-member legislative body. 

All eyes are now turned to Rachid Ghannouchi, the 78-year-old leader of Ennahda.

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