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Tunisia to hold early presidential election Sept. 15

TUNIS, Tunisia is set to conduct early presidential elections on September 15, 2019, said the country’s Independent High Authority for the Election (ISIE).

The decision came following the passing away of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi earlier on Thursday. The presidential election was initially scheduled for November 17, 2019.

Candidacy will be open as of August 2, 2019, and campaigns could start on September 2, the ISIE’s spokesman Ben Slimane said in a press statement. But, a date for a runoff is to be decided later if needed, the spokesman added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency