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Oct. 24 – Tunisia became the first Arab country to overthrow its dictator and the first of the Arab Spring countries to hold an election. The election has been called "remarkably free and fair" as millions of Tunisians participated in the vote. The Tunisian citizens will elect a new 217-seat assembly that will be responsible for writing a new constitution. The North African country spent 43 years under a single dictator and will now face the task of adjusting to democratic politics.
Oct. 26 – In the first protest of its kind since the nine months of Yemen's uprisings, Yemeni women gathered in the capital city and burned their veils in protest. This demonstration was aimed towards Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh's restriction on anti-government demonstrations. The women gathered their veils and scarves into a pile and set the clothes on fire, a symbol of the conservative Islamic nation. The women accused Saleh's regime of raiding homes and killing women and children. As a part of the protest, the women held up signs that read "Saleh the butcher is killing women and is proud of it" and "Women have no value in the eyes of Ali Saleh."
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