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Mould Breaking Local Elections in Tunisia

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7Dnews London - AP

Fri, 04 May 2018 22:04 GMT

Tunisia is holding its first local elections since the 2011 revolution, and they feature some unusual candidates. The elections could see the first woman mayor of the capital, the first Jewish official within an Islamist party and a new group of mayors with greater powers.

On Sunday's elections in Tunisia, 5.3 million voters will choose their local leaders from lists of 2,000 candidates.

The Islamist Ennahdha party are expected to do best, with the President's moderate secular Nida Tunis party, which govern together at the national level in a coalition.

The majority of the candidates are under 35 years old, and 49% are women. 


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