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Tunisia PM says election is target for jihadists

Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa arrives for meeting with a crisis committee on October 24, 2014 in TunisTunisia’s prime minister warned Saturday of possible jihadist attacks during a landmark election this weekend, as security was tightened for a vote he said offered hope to the entire region. It brings hope,” Mehdi Jomaa told AFP during an inspection of security forces ahead of Sunday’s poll. Tunisia’s transition to democracy since the 2011 toppling of longtime strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali “is the alternative to these people and these groups”, Jomaa added. “They know that the success of (this election) is a threat to them, not only in Tunisia but throughout the region.”

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