Tunisia court rejects Marzouki vote result appeal

If Marzouki deicded not to challenge the court decision, the second round of the polls will be held on December 14.

Tunisia court rejects Marzouki vote result appeal

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Tunisian court on Monday rejected an appeal filed by interim president Moncef Marzouki against last week's presidential election.

"The court told [Marzouki] campaign orally that the appeal has been rejected," the campaign's executive director Genidi Taleb told The Anadolu Agency.

He said that Marzouki's campaign will meet later to discuss the court decision.

Election commission member Nabil Bafoun, for his part, said that the court will issue a written verdict on Tuesday.

He said if Marzouki deicded not to challenge the court decision, the second round of the polls will be held on December 14.

"If the decision is challenged, the vote will be held on December 21," he added.

The second round will see Marzouki vie for the highest post against Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of the centrist Nidaa Tounes party, who clinched some 1.9 million votes (39.4 percent) in the first round; while Marzouki, who came in second with about 1.1 million votes (33.4 percent).

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