Tunisia: Tunis residents hit polls for parliamentary election

Tunis residents voted in the country's parliament election on Sunday, in a race expected to produce no clear winner. Footage shows voters casting their ballot in the presence of election observers. Opinion polls have been banned but the outcome is likely to be similar to that of September's presidential election, which saw newcomers Kais Saied and Nabil Karoui respectively claim 18.4 and 15.6... Еще percent. Saied is a retired law professor running on an anti-corruption platform, while Karoui is a businessman and private TV channel owner who is under investigation for money laundering and has been in pre-trial detention since August 23. «You can say that the legislative elections are more important then the presidential ones because they determine everything,» voter Jawher Kahwaji said. Preliminary results are expected to be announced on October 10 and official results on November 17. The assembly will then have two months to select a prime minister and create a new government. Sunday's vote is the second of its kind since the 2014 adoption of the Tunisian constitution following the overthrow of former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. Ben Ali died in Saudi Arabia in September.

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