Paris, November 15, 2011
Following the announcement of the provisional results and the expiration of the appeal period, the Independent High Authority for the Elections proclaimed, on 14 November, the definitive results of the Constituent Assembly election.
We extend our congratulations to the Ennahda party, the winner of this election, as well as to all the representatives elected in this, the first free, democratic ballot in the region since the start of the Arab Spring.
We wish the new Constituent Assembly – on which the hopes and expectations of the Tunisian revolution rest – every success. It will be the mission of members of parliament to draw up the new constitution and, along with the government, prepare the reforms necessary to the success of the Tunisian democratic transition.
France stands alongside the Tunisian people in this key period of their history./.