Presidential Runoff: Kais Saied’s landslide victory according to polls

According to exit polls, independent candidate Kais Saied won the presidential election against businessman and president of Qalb Tounes party, Nabil Karoui. According to “Sigma Conseil”, Kais Saied obtained 76.9% of the electors’ votes against 23.11% for Nabil Karoui. Result confirmed by “EMRHOD Consulting” which gave Kais Saied winner of the second round of the presidential election with 72.5% of the votes against Nabil Karoui who received 27.5% of the votes The official results will be announced by the Independent High Authority for the Election (ISIE). TunisianMonitorOnline

Presidential Runoff in democratic Tunisia, pride and challenge

Tunisians began voting on Sunday in a presidential runoff to choose a conservative academic or a media magnate who was¬†freed from jail a few days ago, marking a new era in the country’s post-revolution political landscape. Presidential candidate Nabil Karoui was only freed on Wednesday, after having spent more than a month in jails on suspicion of money-laundering and tax evasion. This historic election which is Tunisia’s second free presidential poll since the 2011 revolution, comes after the death of President Beji Caid Essebsi last July 25. On Friday night,…

Tunisians elect their president in runoff election

Voting for the second round of the early presidential election has begun on Sunday, October 13 in Tunisia. Casting ballots has already begun since Friday in the six constituencies abroad to choose between the two candidates Kais Saied and Nabil Karoui who took the lead in the first round held on 15 September. According to the results of the first round announced on September 17 by the Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE), independent candidate Kais Saied obtained 620,711 votes or 18.4% of the votes cast, while the president of…