Tunisians vote for new parliament as Arab Spring democratic transition nears fruition

Tunisians were lining up to vote early in the morning to choose their first five-year parliament since they overthrew their dictator in the 2011 revolution that kicked off the Arab Spring.

In the affluent Tunisian neighborhood of Sukra, Tunisians braved the occasional rain shower on Sunday to line up as the polling stations opened.

There has been discontent over the slow pace of change and the continued economic problems following the revolution that was partly carried out over the lack of jobs.

The country has been rocked by turmoil in the last three and a half years, including political assassinations, labor unrest, high inflation and attacks from Islamist extremists.

Still, Tunisia's democratic transition has remained on track, unlike in other countries that experienced Arab Spring uprisings.