[JURIST] The Tunisian National Constituent Assembly [official website, in Arabic] passed a new law enacting sweeping electoral reforms. The passage of the law allows authorities to set the country's first election [Reuters report] since the ouster of former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. The law allows [TunisiaLive report] members of Ben Ali's political party to run for office and includes a "gender parity" rule requiring parties to alternate male and female candidates on their...

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