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Tunisians vote in landmark poll

Nearly 70% of voters have turned out to cast their ballot in Tunisia's election, the first free poll of the Arab Spring, officials say.

Tunisians are electing a 217-seat assembly that will draft a constitution and appoint an interim government.

Former President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was overthrown nine months ago after mass demonstrations.

The BBC's Allan Little reports from the capital, Tunis.

  • 23 Oct 2011
  • From the section Africa