A Tunisian woman voter showcases her ink-stained index finger after voting in the first free municipal elections since the 2011 revolution, outside a polling station in Ben Arous near the capital Tunis on May 6, 2018. AFP / FETHI BELAID
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Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party claimed victory late Sunday in the country's first free municipal elections, a key step in a democratic transition that has been marred by economic disappointment.After polling stations closed at 6 p.m., top Ennahda official Lotfi Zitoun told Reuters the party was more than 5 percent ahead of its secularist rival, Nidaa Tounes, citing vote counts observed by the party.Ennahda and Nidaa Tounes are also coalition partners in the national government. They had been expected to dominate the long-delayed polls, which will see officials elected in 350 municipalities for the first time since a 2011 uprising ended decades of authoritarian rule.Borhan Bsais, a Nidaa Tounes official, said his party probably trailed Ennahda by 3 to 5 percent.
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