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|Type|| General Election|
|Filing Deadline|| August 09, 2019 - 12:00am Central|
|Polls Open|| September 15, 2019 - 09:00am Central|
|Polls Close|| September 15, 2019 - 08:00pm Central|
|Term Start|| December 31, 2019 - 12:00am|
|Term End|| December 31, 2024 - 12:00am|
|Last Modified||Bojicat August 23, 2019 11:38am|
The process of candidate registration began on August 2, 2019 and will end on August 9, 2019. Previously, until President Essebsi's death on July 25, 2019, the submission of candidatures was to take place from July 22 to July 29 [Link] . |
About 30+ candidates are expected to formally register [Link] A second round will be held on September 22, 2019 between the top two candidates if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in the first round.
Article 84 of the Tunisian constitution forces an interim president to serve for a maximum of 90 days. Current President Ennaceur's tenure will expire on October 23, 2019
Rule passed on June 18, 2019 by Parliament intended to block candidacies of Nabil Karoui and Olfa Terra left in limbo by sudden death of President Essebsi.
On August 14, 2019, Tunisia's Electoral Commission approved 26 out of a total of 97 candidates, including two women, to run in the election [Link]