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Tunisia: Presidential election advances to run-off

2 18.09.2019 Инфо

W/S Tunisian electoral council stand for national anthem, Tunis
SOT, Nabil Baffoun, President of the Independent High Authority for Elections (Arabic): "No single candidate received more than 50 per cent of the votes, so a second round of presidential elections will be held in which the candidates with the highest number of votes will compete, and they are Mr Kais Saied and Mr Nabil Karoui."*MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
C/U Big screen with election results
W/S Electoral council press conference
SCRIPT
Independent candidate Kais Saied and imprisoned media proprietor Nabil Karoui advanced to the run-off after securing the most vote's in Tunisia's presidential election on September 15.
The official announcement was made by the country's electoral commission on Tuesday in the capital Tunis.
Law professor Saied won 18.4 per cent of the vote, while Karoui, owner of Nessma TV, obtained 15.6 per cent.
Karoui is currently under investigation for money laundering and has been in pre-trial detention since August 23. He denies all wrongdoing and believes the charges are politically motivated.