Tunisians vote Sunday in the early presidential elections

Tunisians go to polling stations on Sunday for the early presidential elections. Some 7.88 million registered voters, 49% of them women, are expected to vote in polling stations in the early elections following the death of President Béji Caïd Essebsi. 33% of eligible voters are young people between the ages of 18 and 35.

13,000 civil society observers will monitor the election, including 450 foreigners. The Independent High Electoral Authority (ISIE) also granted more than 80,000 accreditations to representatives of political parties.

1,800 journalists, including 300 foreign journalists, cover the elections and no fewer than 70,000 law enforcement officials are deployed throughout the country to ensure the smooth conduct of the elections.

Tunisian expatriates began voting on Thursday in Sydney, Australia. San Francisco (United States) will be the last polling station to close on Sunday.


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