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Tunisia Counts Votes in Historic Poll

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Tunisia vote (BBC Video)

Tunisian election officials are counting votes after Sunday's election, the first free poll of the Arab Spring.

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More than 90 percent of registered voters turned out to cast their ballots, officials say.

Tunisians are electing a 217-seat assembly that will draft a constitution and appoint an interim president, who will choose the new government.

Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to blogger Issandr A Amrani, in Tunis, about the result of the election in Tunisia where an Islamist party is in the lead.