A more detailed look at Tunisia's election

Ursula and I have penned a long article for MERIP that looks at the Tunisia elections and breaks down their results. It's been fun to finally have an Arab election where you can put the numbers of the spreadsheet and get some meaning out of the results, since the poll was free and fair and held in a democratic environment  — even if probably it is still an outlier because it was the first one to be.

Elections nerds might want to take a look at my spreadsheet of the results (inside Tunisia only, I omitted overseas voters because there were inconsistencies or errors in the results published on the ISIE website). If anyone is seriously interested, drop me a mail at issandr [AT] arabist.net.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.