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GV Face: To Vote or Not to Vote? Voices from Tunisia as the 2014 Election Begins

These general elections are the first under Tunisia's new constitution and the second since the 2011 uprisings that overthrew Ben Ali.

Tunisia served as the spark for the Arab Spring that rippled across the MENA region in 2011. Uprisings in other countries have led to political stalemates, military takeovers or continued violence, but things have been different in Tunisia.

More than 9000 candidates from over a 100 parties are contesting in this election, and for the first time in the country's modern history, Tunisians cannot predict which parties will win.

Some Tunisians have made the deliberate choice of not voting, while others have decided to concentrate their votes on a few political forces and alliances that are deemed capable of amassing a majority of ballots.

In this episode of GV Face, our video hangout series, GV's MENA editor Amira talks to GV author Ahmed Medien and election observer Emir Sfaxi.

We talk to them about their hopes and expectations, the process of the elections and the changes that these elections might bring in the 5 next years.

Follow the elections on Twitter: #TnElec2014 | #tnelec

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