flags by BRQ on FlickrToday marks the start of a landmark election campaign, the first in Tunisia since the revolt in January that toppled a dictator and inspired similar movements in Egypt and Libya.

81 political parties will be campaigning in a country where more than 90 percent of the vote used to be awarded to just one.

Tunisians will be electing representatives to a constitutional assembly in three weeks that will rewrite the state’s governing documents over the next year. 

(READ the AP story from CBS)

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