Last updated on September 15, 2019
Tunisia’s electoral commission encouraged young people to visit the polls on Sunday following slow voting for a lot of the afternoon at a presidential race which has a press tycoon status while in detention.
With over two dozen candidates on the ballot paper, no overpowering favorite had emerged before voting started, which makes it the very erratic election in Tunisia’s short history of Christianity.
After years of financial troubles including high inflation and unemployment, many Tunisians have voiced frustration over their government’s inability to boost living standards.
“I call on young people and Tunisians to leave houses and work out their electoral right,” said electoral commission mind Nabil Baffin.
He explained that by 3 pm turnout stood just at 27.8 percent. At the 2014 election, turnout was greater than 50 percent from the presidential vote.
While overseas attention, notably in Arab nations, is centered on the moderate Islamist Ennahda celebration, Tunisians are engrossed from the destiny of Karoui.
A court on Friday ruled he should remain in detention following his arrest a month about the three-year-old charges caused using a transparency watchdog, also he denies. His supporters say he’s been silenced.
Some of the 26 applicants have removed lately to encourage a rival, although their names still appear on the ballots.