• In Tunisia, Moncef Marzouki has been elected by interim Parliament as the new President of the country.  

  • Marzouki was elected with 153 votes in the 217-member constituent assembly. He will serve for a year until the Constitution is re-written and new elections are held.

  • Marzouki is respected by many Tunisians for his opposition to the autocratic Ben Ali. He was imprisoned and then exiled for opposing former President Ben Ali