Head of the Tunisian ISIE elections body, Chafik Sarsar (L) speaks during a press conference to announce the final results of the first round of the presidential election on December 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID
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Tunisia will not be able to hold local elections in March 2017, electoral commission chief Chafik Sarsar said late Monday.Sarsar explained that in order for a new date to be agreed, a new electoral law must be passed.The revolution that began in Tunisia spread to many parts of the Arab world, with mass protests in Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen.In every country except Tunisia the revolution was followed by violent turmoil or, as in Syria's case, a devastating civil war. While Tunisia is regarded as a beacon of the Arab Spring, it still faces many challenges, with the transition to democracy struggling at times through chaotic moments.
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