Tunisia elections - updates

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Outsider leads after divisive Tunisia presidential poll

Sep 16, 2019 - 6:48 PM

The initial signs point towards a major upset for Tunisia's political establishment, in place since the 2011 uprising that ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

TUNISIAN POLLS. This combination of file pictures created on September 16, 2019, shows (L to R) Nabil Karoui, Tunisian media magnate and presidential candidate for Qalb Tounes party, currently jailed on corruption charges, in the capital Tunis on August 2, 2019; and independent candidate Kais Saied in the capital Tunis on September 10, 2019. Photos by Hasna and Fethi Belaid/AFP

Anti-establishment figures claim first round wins in Tunisia polls

Sep 16, 2019 - 9:08 AM

In a sign of voter apathy, especially among the young, turnout is reported by the elections commission (ISIE) to be 45%, down from 64% recorded in a first round in 2014

TUNISIA'S ELECTIONS. Tunisian volunteers count ballots at a polling station in Sousse, south of the capital Tunis, on September 15, 2019. Photo by Anis Mili/AFP

Tunisia heads to polls for keenly fought presidential contest

Sep 15, 2019 - 2:14 PM

Some 7 million voters head to the polls on Sunday, September 15, to choose from a crowded field

KEY CANDIDATES. This combination of pictures created on September 12, 2019 shows 6 of the 26 candidates for Tunisia's upcoming presidential election (from top L clockwise): former president Moncef Marzouki, president of the Free Destourian Party (PDL) Abir Moussi, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, media magnate Nabil Karoui, former defense minister Abdelkrim Zbidi, and interim parliamentary speaker Abdelfattah Mourou. Photo by Fethi Belaid, HASNA/AFP

Tunisia in 'sprint' to arrange poll after president dies

Sep 04, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The Independent Higher Authority for Elections snaps into action following the death of Beji Caid Essebsi on July 25

TUNISIA ELECTIONS. Supporters of presidential candidate Nabil Karoui carry placards with his image and slogans in his favor as they rally in front of the tribunal in the Tunisian capital on September 3, 2019. Photo by Mohamed Khalil/AFP

State funeral for Tunisia's Essebsi as new polls loom

Jul 27, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Parliament speaker Mohamed Ennaceur, who was sworn in as interim president hours after Beji Caid Essebsi's death, pays tribute to the late leader describing him as 'the architect of national reconciliation'

TRIBUTE. French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the state funeral of late president Essebsi at the presidential palace in the capital's eastern suburb of Carthage on July 27, 2019. Photo by Fethi Belaid/Pool/AFP

Veteran Essebsi wins Tunisia's first free presidential vote

Dec 22, 2014 - 11:26 PM

But in a sign of the challenges ahead for Tunisia police fire tear gas to disperse hundreds of youths who burned tires in protest at the result

Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi, who has claimed victory in Tunisia's first free presidential election, arrives at his party's headquarters on December 22, 2014 in Tunis. The electoral commission said it would announce official results in the evening, one day after Tunisians took to the polls for the leadership runoff vote, with many calling the ballot a landmark for democracy in the country where the Arab Spring was born. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID

Presidential campaign gets under way in Tunisia

Nov 02, 2014 - 12:36 AM

Despite his age Beji Caid Essebsi is confident he will win after his Nidaa Tounes party came on top in last Sunday s legislative election beating the Islamist Ennahda movement

TUNISIAN ELECTIONS. Beji Caid Essebsi (C), the Head of the Tunisian movement 'Nidaa Tounes' gives a speech after early indications showed his movement came in first place in the legislative election, in Tunis, Tunisia, 28 October 2014. Photo by EPA.

Tunisia begins landmark election race

Oct 04, 2014 - 5:55 PM

The October 26 parliamentary polls will be the second since the revolution four years ago that swept away longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali