Boussetta is one of hundreds heading party lists for the May 6 municipal polls. AFP / FETHI BELAID
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hit campaign trail in newly found equalityTunisian women "have the chance to act," says Ines Boussetta, as she hits the campaign trail in northern Tebourba, listening attentively to the problems of the rural region's inhabitants. Boussetta is one of hundreds of Tunisian women heading party lists in May 6 municipal polls – and for the first time, women will be on an equal footing with men, thanks to a new electoral law.Boussetta, a candidate for the ruling Nida Tounes party, tells AFP.Boussetta says she was attracted by Nida Tounes because its founder, Tunisia's 91-year-old President Beji Caid Essebsi, has sought to promote the role of women and young people.
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