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Tunisia: Ennahda will support Kaïs Saïed in the second round of the presidential election



Kaïs Saïed, who came first in the first round of the Tunisian presidential election. REUTERS

The Islamist moderate Ennahda announced on Thursday that they will support Kais Saïed in the second round of the presidential election and push the chances of the former law professor to win on October 13.

Kaïs Saïd will oppose Nabil Karoui, a businessman currently imprisoned for tax evasion.

The two men, who do not belong to the Tunisian political seraglio, created the surprise on Sunday by traveling to the second round of President

Eight years after the Jasmine Revolution that started the Arab Spring, Tunisia is the only country that has experienced a real democratic transition, even if it remains fragile.

The economic situation is also weighing on Tunisians, who believe that their living conditions have deteriorated, in the light of mass unemployment and high inflation, which has led to candidacy for Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and other former leaders in the country.

At the municipal elections last year, only 34% of the approximately seven million Tunisian voters had moved.

In the previous presidential election In 2014, participation reached 63% of those registered. It was announced on Sunday with just over 45%.


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