December 2, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 2, 2011
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WASHINGTON - On November 30, 2011, the Institute hosted a private on-the-record roundtable with Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi, founder and chairman of Tunisia's Islamist Nahda Party. Nahda won over 40 percent of the votes in Tunisia's October 30 election and will lead the new government in coalition with two smaller, more secular parties. Although Ghannouchi will not serve in a formal political role, Hamdi al-Jabali, the party's secretary-general, is now Tunisia's prime minister.
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