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Tunisia 98 candidates for the presidential election

The Independent High Authority for Elections in Tunisia (ISIE) has closed the register of applications for the next presidential election yesterday, Friday, August 9. No fewer than 98 candidates have registered for the advance poll that will take place on September 15 in Tunisia. In the running, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed wearing the colors of his new party, Tahia Tounes; the Acting Speaker of Parliament Abdelfattah Mourou, of the Ennahda Party, currently Acting President since the death of Beji Caid Essebsi; Nabil Karoui, at the head of Nesma TV; Defense Minister Abdelkrim Zbidi, a close associate of BCE; the lawyer Mounir Baatour who presents himself as defender of the rights of the LGBTQ … as well as a dozen women. On August 31, the ISIE will unveil the final list of successful candidates and the election campaign will begin September 2 to 13.