The Arab Spring began in Tunisia on December 18, 2010 after the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor who set himself on fire in protest of the confiscation of his wares and the humiliation that a municipal official inflicted on him.

Nine months later and after overthrowing Tunisia's President, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the country went to the polls on October 23, 2011, in the country first ever free elections.

These pictures describe the election day and its consequences. You can see the pride of all the Tunisians to be part of the first democratic elections, a patriotic and historic moment, as well as the reactions to the results from both sides: the disappointment of the young and progressives who commanded the revolution and and the joy of the islamists who clearly won the elections.