FILE PHOTO: Supporters react after Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed submitted his candidacy for the presidential elections, in Tunis, Tunisia August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Supporters react after Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed submitted his candidacy for the presidential elections, in Tunis, Tunisia August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi/File Photo

Tunisia presidential run-off vote set for October 13

By: MENA
Sat, Sep. 28, 2019
TUNIS, Sept 28 (MENA) - The second round of voting in Tunisia’s presidential election, pitting law professor Kais Saied against media mogul Nabil Karoui, will be held on October 13, the head of the country’s electoral commission said.

Nabil Baffoun, president of the Independent High Authority for Elections, confirmed the date in an interview with France 24.

"Sunday October 13 will be the date of the second round," he said.

Saied and Karoui came out on top in the first round of voting held on September 15. Saied claimed 18.40 percent of the vote and Karoui 15.58 percent.

The elections had originally been planned for November 17 and 24, but were brought forward after the death of incumbent Beji Caid Essebsi.
 
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