Tunisian voters were called to the polls this Sunday, September 15, 2019 to elect a new president. Candidates Saeed and Karoui among the twenty-six are in pole position for a second round almost inevitable.
Called to the polls after the death of the late President Essebsi on July 25, 2019, the presidential elections, originally scheduled for November 2019 were advanced for Sunday, September 15, 2019.
Some seven million Tunisians responded favorably, a rate of 45.02%. Indeed, according to several pollsters, Kaïs Saïed conservative and anti-system candidate would have come in first with 19.5% of the votes cast against 15.5% for his direct competitor Nabil Karoui a businessman. Other candidates reportedly obtained such as Abdelfattah Mourou (11%), Abdelkrim Zbidi (9.4%), Youssef Shahed (7.5%) or Safi Said (7.4%).
However, official results are still expected in the coming hours with the Independent Higher Elections Authority (ISIE). To recall that Nabil Karoui, despite his advantageous score is still maintained in prison for money laundering.