• April 19, 2019

Tunisia delays presidential elections by one week to Nov 17


FILE PHOTO: Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed speaks on the Meeting of Folks’s Representatives in Tunis, Tunisia September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi/File Picture

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia has delayed the primary spherical of its presidential elections by one week to Nov. 17, a spokesman for the elections fee mentioned on Friday.

The preliminary date had been set for Nov. 10 however this conflicted with an Islamic vacation, when many Tunisians are touring.

The parliamentary race is anticipated to be fought intently by the reasonable Islamist Ennahda occasion, the extra secular Tahya Tounes occasion of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, and the Nidaa Tounes occasion led by Hafedh Caid Essebsi, the president’s son.

They rule the North African nation collectively however their coalition has been hit by infighting that has hampered decision-making and slowed financial reforms demanded by overseas donors.

Reporting by Mohamed Argoubi; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Enhancing by Paul Tait

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