The fall of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's forcibly secular regime is likely to pave the way for the rise of Islamic influence in Tunisia, from moderate Muslims taking a greater role in party politics to extremist infiltration from neighbouring Algeria.
REUTERS - For years they were jailed or exiled. They were excluded from elections, banned from politics, and played no visible role in Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution.
Exclusive reports from Tunis.
- Tunis court sentences US embassy attackers to prison
- Tunisians flock to join the jihad
- Boko Haram crisis: Militants attack Niger for the first time
- Tunisia approves new secular-Islamist coalition government
- Africa Cup referee sent home after penalty drama
- Tunisia announces coalition government with Islamists
- Chris Moore reports from the Tunisian capital.
Date created : 2011-01-22