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Tunisia Approves 27 Candidates for Presidential Race

Tunisian electoral authorities on Tuesday approved 27 candidates for November's presidential election, including the current president and at least five former ministers from the government of ousted autocrat Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Since its 2011 uprising, Tunisia has advanced toward a democracy seen as a model for the region. The North African state will hold a parliamentary vote on Oct. 26 and presidential ballot in Nov. 23 after adopting a new constitution this year. "We...

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