Tunisia's secular party wins 85 seats in parliament, Islamist party 69

Tunisia`s leading secular party Nidaa Tounes won 85 seats in the new 217-member parliament after Sunday`s election, while Islamist party Ennahda secured 69 seats, according to results released by electoral authorities on Thursday.

Reuters| Last Updated: Oct 30, 2014, 08:04 AM IST

Tunis: Tunisia`s leading secular party Nidaa Tounes won 85 seats in the new 217-member parliament after Sunday`s election, while Islamist party Ennahda secured 69 seats, according to results released by electoral authorities on Thursday.

Tunisians voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election that was one of the last steps in the North African country`s transition to democracy after the 2011 uprising against Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.