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2019-09-13T06:20:24.309Z

Two days before the presidential election in Tunisia, the campaign aroused little interest. A lack of enthusiasm linked to an economic and social context



By RFIPalled on 13-09-2019Modified on 13-09-2019 at 08:01

Two days before the presidential election in Tunisia, the campaign aroused little interest. A lack of enthusiasm linked to a difficult economic and social context for Tunisians. Nearly 15% of Tunisians are unemployed, affecting mainly graduates; these are struggling to find a job quickly. Inflation is close to 7.5% and poverty remains high, especially in the country, which lives mainly from agriculture, and where investment has been lower in recent years. Added to this is a cost of living that is becoming increasingly high: gas, gasoline, but also electricity have seen sharp increases, stifling the poorest households. Reportage in Tunis.

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