Tunisia’s capital elects its first female mayor

Meet the first-ever female mayor of TunisiaSouad Abderrahim, a 53-year-old pharmaceutical company manager has made history by becoming the first woman mayor of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia.Shedefeated Kamel Idir, a candidate of the Nidaa Tounes party founded by Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, after she gaining  26 votes while her closest opponent received 22 votes in a Tuesday’s election between municipal councilors. Abderrahim who first won 33.8 percent of votes during municipal elections in early May, had to gather the support of municipal councilors and she was able to recieve backing from 26 councilors from Islamist Ennahda party, a moderate Muslim party that advocates for separating religion and politics.

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