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70 thousand policemen to secure the elections .. Tunisians choose their president today

2019-09-15T02:05:14.172Z



Tunisian voters are heading to the polling stations on Sunday morning to choose a president in the country's second presidential election since the revolution.

The country has witnessed an electoral silence for presidential candidates, and Al-Jazeera correspondents reported that the streets of the provinces were free of all manifestations of election campaigns.

At the same time, the vote of Tunisians abroad continued, and the Independent High Electoral Commission announced that the participation rate of Tunisians abroad reached more than 9% as of yesterday evening.

For his part, the spokesman of the Ministry of Interior Khaled al-Hayouni that the security elements will be distributed between the polling stations and assembly and headquarters and sub-headquarters of the Electoral Commission, to ensure the voting and counting.

The ministry said in a statement on Facebook equipped "159 teams of units specialized in the fight against terrorism in all states of the Republic, supported by all the equipment and equipment required and helicopters to intervene in the event of an emergency."

Tunisia elects president for second time since revolution (Reuters)

In a related context, said the organization "I attentive" of Transparency International that the propaganda campaigns for the presidential elections marred by several electoral irregularities, some of which were described as critical.

The organization pointed out in a report prepared by the most important irregularities I have observed related to political publicity prohibited and the commission of electoral violence, in addition to attempts to buy votes and the exploitation of public administrative facilities for electoral propaganda.

For its part, confirmed the network observers observers competent in observing the elections monitored breaches during the first day of the presidential elections abroad. The organization said in a statement that its observers observed a violation of the electoral silence in France, in addition to allowing the presence of people inside the polling stations unauthorized by the electoral body.

The network also called on the IHEC to rectify regulatory failures, such as delayed opening of polling stations or a lack of ink to stamp ballots.

Seven million registered Tunisian voters were invited to vote for their president for the second time in the history of independent Tunisia.

Source: aljazeera

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