Jewish Tunisian claims victory in defeat
By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
October 25, 2011 18:01
Lellouche, the only Jewish candidate who ran in the Tunisian elections,
claimed victory on Tuesday despite failing to win a seat in parliament.
restaurant owner-cum-politician said he achieved his goal by showing his
countrymen that non-Muslims can take part in the country's first democratically held elections.
succeeded because now the people know you can come from a minority and
still be involved in politics,” he said over the phone from Tunis. “I
accomplished my mission.”
He said the Union, Popular and Republican Party
which placed him second on its list of candidates did not come close to
entering parliament, according to unofficial reports.