22 November 2011 6:06 pm | | 1


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Mustapha Ben Jaafar was elected President of Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly today by 145 out of 213 votes. Two members were absent and two ballots were canceled.

Maya Jribi, the secretary general of the Democratic Progressive Party (PDP) and candidate of the opposition got 68 votes.

Ben Jaafar, Ettakatol party president, ranked fourth in October 23rd elections. He was supported by the moderate Islamist party Ennahda and the Congress for the Republic (CPR) under a tripartite agreement signed on November 21st.

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