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Live: follow the first round of presidential elections in Tunisia


Tunisians went to the polls on Sunday to nominate President Béji Caïd Essebsi's successor. The turnout was low at midday for this first round of voting, reaching ...

Rarely has the outcome of a presidential election been so uncertain in Tunisia. Seven million voters were called to the polls Sunday, September 15 to choose their head of state among a myriad of candidates. A vote against a backdrop of strong social and economic expectations, in a context of rejection of the political class at the helm since the 2011 revolution.

Great unknown of this election also, the abstention could tilt the votes. At 1 pm (12 noon GMT), the turnout rate was no more than 16.3 percent, according to the Election Management Body, which said it was "disappointed with this rate".

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