Supporters wave flags of Tunisia and of the Islamist Ennahda Party during a campaign meeting ahead of the country's parliamentary election, on Oct. 24, 2014 in Habib Bourguiba Avenue in the capital Tunis. (AFP/Fadel Senna)
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In 2011, the moderate Islamist Ennahda Party dominated elections and formed a coalition government with two secular parties.Polling from the Pew Research center in Tunisia has seen support for democracy as the best form of government drop from 63 percent in 2012 to 48 percent, while the demand for a strong leader rose from 37 percent to 59 percent."The question of the economy was neglected in the three years of the revolution -- it was years of political wrangling and political transition," Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa, the interim prime minister that succeeded the Islamist government, told The Associated Press. He says his administration, which succeeded the Islamist government, has begun the necessary economic reforms to stabilize the country. The party is probably the only one that can compete with Ennahda's impressive organization around the country and is running equal in polls.The leader of Ennahda, however, has said his party is ready to make a coalition with whomever else the voters choose, though Nida Tunis would not be his first choice.
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