Tunisia holds presidential elections this Sunday with one of the favorites in prison

Dies at age 92, the first elected president of TúnezTúnez prohibits the full veil in public institutions after the last atentadosDos suicide attacks in Tunisia

Tunisia holds presidential elections this Sunday with one of the favorites in prison
Dies at age 92, the first elected president of TúnezTúnez prohibits the full veil in public institutions after the last atentadosDos suicide attacks in Tunisia cause at least one police officer dead and eight injured

Near seven million tunisians eligible to vote are called to participate this Sunday, September 15, in the presidential election , a key event in the consolidation of democracy throughout the country for which there is not a clear favorite. One of the main candidates, the tycoon of the television Nabil Karoui remains in prison for alleged corruption after the Justice refused Friday to put it in freedom.

Along with the legislative on the 6th of October, these elections will mark the direction of Tunisia , the country where he lit the wick of the "arab Spring" of 2011 and the only one where that movement led to an opening to the democracy.

voters will choose the successor of Beji Caïd Essebi , whose death by disease at the age of 92 last July forced to bring forward the electoral calendar, since its mandate ended at the end of November.

aspiring to the Presidency of Tunisia

even Though the polls are prohibited by law, have been published polls carried out by foreign companies that indicate a close race. In the of the swiss company Stratege Consulting appears in a head, the minister of Defense, Abdelkarim Zbidi , with 13.1% of the intended vote.

Another firm favourite is Nabil Karoui, the controversial entrepreneur audiovisual incarcerated since late last August, after that the local NGO Iwatch lodged a complaint in march for alleged tax fraud and money-laundering. In the cited study demoscópico occupies the second place, eight tenths of Zbidi, while other reports have come to place in first position.

The Court of Cassation rejected Friday an appeal against his detention to be declared "incompetent" to judge this case, as reported by the party Karoui, Qalb Tounes (Heart of Tunis).

The Election Observation Mission of the European Union in Tunisia urged this week to the authorities to allow Karoui participate in the campaign, but the mogul has not been able to be present last Saturday in the first debate between electoral candidates in the country's history.

Other applicants to the head of the State are Abdel Fatah Mouro , interim president of the Parliament; the prime minister, Yusef Chahed and advocate Abir Moussi , representative of the nostalgic of the dictatorship. They are joined by Kaïes Said , a prominent lawyer, who could give the surprise, reports Efe.

Date Of Update: 14 September 2019, 16:00

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