A large mix of candidates is getting ready to run for Tunisia’s presidency in what is set to be a highly competitive and unpredictable ballot, the second democratic presidential poll after the first historic elections in 2014.
The late president slipped away without leaving a strong political legacy, with his allies seemingly the first to move on and his party fragmented into five.
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Long awaited municipal elections in Tunisia were marred by low turnout and high abstention rates reflecting pathy and widespread discontent at the slow pace of change seven years after the revolution.
Ennahda Movement won the municipal elections with 27.5 percent votes, said the state-run broadcaster. Nidaa Tounes, the country's second largest party, ranked second with 22.5 percent votes, according to unofficial results.
The coalition of the Islamist Ennahda and secular Nidaa Tounis parities are expected to dominate in the first free municipal elections in Tunisia since the 2011 revolution that ousted long-serving autocrat Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Simon Slama believes his candidacy is helping to change all that and has already removed fears for Jewish Tunisian citizens.
Over 600 protesters were arrested overnight even as the army were dispatched to several cities to stop violent demonstrations over price hikes, taxes and unemployment.
The leader of Tunisia's Ennahdha Party Ghannouchi says while the region was now entering a "new era of democratic transition,” the process of democratisation had been more successful in Tunisia than in other countries.
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