By RFIPalled on 13-10-2019Modified on 13-10-2019 at 21:07

Tunisians voted to split Nabil Karoui and Kaïs Saïed in the second round of the presidential election on Sunday, October 13, 2019. If the official results are not expected before Monday night, the first estimates of pollsters give a large lead to Conservative candidate with more than 70% of the votes.

The first estimates are without appeal. The renewed mobilization has benefited Kaïs Saied, the independent lawyer who wins tonight. According to the first trends of the survey institutes based on the polls out of the polls, it would collect more than 70% of the votes.

A clear defeat for Nabil Karoui who was hoping to make up for his release from prison this week. The businessman's teams prepared appeals to challenge the results, based on the fact that in prison, their champion could not travel the country to meet citizens. At the Nabil Karoui headquarters in Tunis, it's the cold shower. The party is not ahead in Parliament, ahead of Ennahdha in the legislative elections last week. And the candidate is largely defeated tonight.

The antisystem in Carthage

Professor Kaïs Saïed will therefore join the presidential palace of Carthage where he will have to charge Ennahdha to form the next Tunisian government. He who embodies the antisystem, the anti-elite, claims to want to return power to the people in the spirit of the revolution of 2011. Notably, through radical decentralization and the emergence of local assemblies.

The first lesson of this election is therefore an extension of the severe slap administered in the first round to the policies in place and the elites who government. This time, it is the TV man Nabil Karoui who has been swept away by the phenomenon Saïd, he who has hardly campaigned yet finds himself in Carthage.

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