Tunisia Is Uneasy Over Party of Islamists

TUNIS — Accused as subversives or terrorists, they bore the repressive brunt of the Tunisian dictator’s reign — two decades of torture, prison or exile.

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Rachid Ghannouchi, the leader of the Ennahda Party, waved on returning to Tunis on Jan. 30.

But since the dictator, President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, fled in January, the Islamists of the once-banned Ennahda Party have emerged from obscurity, returned from abroad and established themselves as perhaps the most powerful political force in post-revolution Tunisia.


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