It is official! Tunisia is now ruling that men and women must feature in equal numbers as candidates in the July 24 constituent assembly poll!

According to Al Jazeera, the riots and demonstrations in Tunisia has caused Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to step down after 23 years in office. The switch in power will allow many unprecedented freedoms and equality, including women’s right to vote.

Sana Ben Assour, president of the Tunisian Association of Women Democrats, commented that “It is only right in a country where men and women fought side by side for democracy.”

More coverage of the historic event can be found here.

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