Marzouki to challenge court rejection of Tunisia poll appeal

Marzouki, who came second in the polls to Beji Caid Essebsi, the candidate of the centrist Nidaa Tounes Party, lodged an appeal against the results of some of Tunisia's constituencies.

Marzouki to challenge court rejection of Tunisia poll appeal

World Bulletin/News Desk

The campaign of interim President and presidential candidate Moncef Marzouki on Wednesday said it would appeal a court decision to reject an appeal against results of last week's presidential elections.

"Our candidate has the right to challenge the decision of the Administrative Court," Asil al-Samamoudi, a legal adviser to Marzouki's presidential campaign, told The Anadolu Agency.

He said Marzouki's campaign had faulted the court's application of articles no. 142 and 143, which concern appeals, in the presidential election law.

Marzouki, who came second in the polls to Beji Caid Essebsi, the candidate of the centrist Nidaa Tounes Party, lodged an appeal against the results of some of Tunisia's constituencies.

On Monday, however, the Administrative Court turned down the appeal.

If Marzouki appealed the court decision, the second round of Tunisia's presidential elections would be held on December 21.

Essebsi won some 1.9 million votes (39.4 percent) in the first round of the elections, whereas Marzouki won around 1.1 million votes (33.4 percent).

 

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