Tunisia ends 20-year ban for Islamist party

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Ennahdha won 17 percent of the vote in legislative elections in 1989, but was subsequently banned and thousands of its members convicted of trying to overthrow the government. Several of its leaders fled. Some 20,000 supporters turned out to greet party leader Rached Ghannouchi when he returned from exile in London after Ben Ali fled Jan. 14.

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