Tunisia’s electoral commission said on Wednesday the country’s presidential election runoff would take place on Oct.13 despite calls to postpone the vote by the party of a jailed frontrunner.
Tunisians voted for a new parliament on Sunday but quiet polling stations gave an indication of the economic disillusionment that has emerged since the 2011 revolution and brought political newcomers to challenge established parties.
Tunisia faced political deadlock on Monday after Sunday’s election delivered a fragmented parliament and no obvious path to forming a government that must urgently address chronic economic and fiscal problems.
The electoral commission announced on Monday that voters gave conservative political outsider Kais Saied a sweeping mandate to be Tunisia’s next president, thanks largely to young people who flocked to his side.
Tunisians cast ballots on Sunday to choose their next president in an election that has raised hard tests for the young democracy as voters rejected established politicians and a major candidate spent weeks behind bars.
Under heavy police protection in the town of Nefta, people danced on dunes as the sun set over the lunar-like landscape of the Sahara desert.
Tunisian President Kais Saied had dissolved the Supreme Judicial Council on Sunday, after dismissing the government of prime minister Hichem Mechichi and suspending the Assembly of the Representatives of the People last July. Saied, jurist and retired
The ministry said the woman returned to Tunisia from Syria via Turkey on Jan. 10 after spending a year of training in Syria, where she planned the attack.
The IPA President called on both Tunisian and Moroccan publishers to take full advantage of the publishing opportunities offered by the IPA to fuel their growth.