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What Do Tunisians Think about the Presidential Elections and Candidates?


Karim Kouki - 7Dnews Tunis

Sat, 28 Sep 2019 11:08 GMT

While some remain sceptical about the election process, most Tunisians see the elections as a healthy sign of political life in Tunisia and believe their country is providing a model for other Arab countries to follow.

The Tunisian presidential election consists of two rounds, one for all candidates in the running and another for the two candidates who came on top in the first stage.

The first round demonstrated that there is a process in place and rules for the candidates and voters to follow. Civil society organisations were also there to monitor the process.

Qais Said and Nabil al-Qarawi are the candidates who made it to the runoff elections.

Head of Tunisia’s Independent High Electoral Commission, Nabil Bafoun, said on Thursday that the Commission is close to deciding on holding the runoff round on October 13th.

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