By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
For the first time, Tunisians have gathered to in an open democratic election this Sunday to choose their head of state.
Participation was reported as over 50 percent. The national vote comes amidst heightened levels of civil unrest and terrorism.
According to Deutchese Welle, there were 11,000 polling stations and tens of thousands of police and troops guarding them against Islamist militants.