Tunisia’s upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections could show how to limit Islamists’ influence via a free democratic system

It is unclear if the war on the Islamic State will leave much room for the western media to cover something as important as Tunisia’s parliamentary elections slated for 26 October and the presidential race on 23 November. However, even holding such elections in the Arab world – afflicted by the scourge of IS and such groups, as well as chronic dictatorships – is reason enough for the world to turn its eyes to Tunisia.