Middle East Tunisia's first free presidential vote looks headed for a runoff

Unofficial exit polls suggest a runoff vote next month between the incumbent Moncef Marzouki and Béji Caid Essebsi. The outcome could affect the size of the Islamist participation in the cabinet.

By , Correspondent

AP/ Hassene Dridi

Every election day for two decades, Naima Gharbi voted in school near her home to keep President Zine Ben Ali in power for one simple reason: fear. But yesterday was different, as she joined hundreds of thousands of Tunisians in voting for their first ever democratically-elected head of state.