Tunisians had elected moderates to form a government in parliamentary elections in October under a new constitution approved in January. The Islamists respected the process and gave up power, as the Interim President, who has called for peace and respect for the democratic process, is expected to do. The incoming President had invoked
Tunisia’s founder, Habib Bourguiba, a moderate
who had good relations with the United
He has offered to be considerate of the opposition’s concerns and to
promote political reconciliation among Tunisians.