Electoral campaigning kicks off in Tunisia

Parties and candidates will campaign for 21 days for the October 26 poll, the second since a popular uprising ousted long-serving president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.

Electoral campaigning kicks off in Tunisia

World Bulletin / News Desk

Campaigning for Tunisia's parliamentary election officially kicked off Saturday, which marks the first day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha feast.

Parties and candidates will campaign for 21 days for the October 26 poll, the second since a popular uprising ousted long-serving president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.

Tunisia has about 5.2 million voters eligible to cast ballot for 13,000 candidates vying for a seat in the 217-member National Assembly.

There are 190 political parties in Tunisia, most of which emerged following the 2011 uprising that ended Ben Ali's rule.

Tunisia will also hold presidential election on November 23.

Last Mod: 04 Ekim 2014, 14:56
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