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  Tunisia President
Parents > Tunisia > President
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 ModifiedBojicat September 17, 2019 02:27pm
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Description The process of candidate registration began on August 2, 2019 and ended on August 9, 2019. 26 out of a total of 97 candidates made the cut [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.
  PartyNidaa Tounes Won07/25/2019
NameMohamed Ennaceur Votes1 (100.00%)
Term07/25/2019 - 10/23/2019 Margin1 (+100.00%)
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Leaning Graph
08/07/2019 09/15/2019
Abdelkarim Zebidi --1 ----
Leaning Call: Abdelkarim Zebidi (100.00%)
Weighted Call: Abdelkarim Zebidi (100.00%)

CANDIDATES (2 Winners)
Name Kaïs Saïed Nabil Karoui Abdel Fattah Mourou Abdelkarim Zebidi Prime Minister Youssef Chahed Safi Saïd Lotfi Mraihi
PartyIndependent Heart of Tunisia Ennahda Independent Tahya Tounes Independent Free Patriotic Union
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Uncertified Votes620,711 (18.41%) 525,517 (15.58%) 434,530 (12.89%) 361,864 (10.73%) 249,049 (7.39%) 239,951 (7.12%) 221,190 (6.56%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -95,194 (-2.82%) -186,181 (-5.52%) -258,847 (-7.68%) -371,662 (-11.02%) -380,760 (-11.29%) -399,521 (-11.85%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
Website [Website]
Entry Date 08/02/2019 08/02/2019 08/06/2019 08/07/2019 08/09/2019 08/09/2019 08/02/2019
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
Name Seif Eddine Makhlouf Abir Moussi Mohamed Abbou Interim President Moncef Marzouki Mehdi Jomaa Mongi Rahoui Hechmi Hamdi
PartyAl Karama Free Destourian Party Democratic Current Al-Irada Al Badil Ettounsi Popular Front Independent
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Uncertified Votes147,351 (4.37%) 135,461 (4.02%) 122,287 (3.63%) 100,338 (2.98%) 61,371 (1.82%) 27,346 (0.81%) 25,284 (0.75%)
Margin-473,360 (-14.04%) -485,250 (-14.39%) -498,424 (-14.78%) -520,373 (-15.43%) -559,340 (-16.59%) -593,365 (-17.59%) -595,427 (-17.66%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
Entry Date 08/09/2019 08/09/2019 08/03/2019 08/06/2019 08/09/2019 08/02/2019 08/09/2019
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)

Moshen Marzouk (MPT)
Aug 09, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019
Salim Riahi (Watan)
Aug 09, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019
Akram Masmoudi (I)
Aug 14, 2019
Olfa Terras (AT)
Aug 14, 2019

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 13, 2019 08:55am News Tunisia’s Presidential Race Tests Sole Democracy to Emerge From Arab Spring  Article Bojicat 
Aug 23, 2019 12:00pm Investigation New! Tunisian media mogul and presidential candidate Nabil Karoui arrested  Article IndyGeorgia 
Aug 14, 2019 01:45pm News Tunisia electoral commission approves 26 presidential candidates  Article Bojicat 
Aug 10, 2019 09:00am News 69 candidates for Tunisia presidential elections  Article Bojicat 
Aug 09, 2019 10:00am News Tunisia's PM Chahed submits bid to run for presidency  Article Bojicat 
Aug 07, 2019 08:00am News Tunisian defence minister Zbidi submits bid to run for president  Article Bojicat 

I:6738IndyGeorgia ( 1944.3372 points)
Mon, September 16, 2019 12:16:47 AM UTC0:00
The first exit polls in Tunisia’s presidential elections suggest a shock victory for two political outsiders, law professor Kaïs Saïed and media mogul Nabil Karoui, who is on remand in prison on corruption charges he denies.

The early results indicate that faced with widespread disillusion over the country’s progress in the past eight years since its revolution, Tunisians have rejected politicians associated with the country’s two main political trends who have dominated for the last years, including the moderate Islamist Ennahda party.

The poll, conducted by Sigma Conseil, suggested neither candidate had sufficient votes to declare victory outright, meaning they will both go into a runoff.

The projection gives Saïed, a constitutional law professor without a party, 19.5% of the vote and Karoui 15.5%.

Ranking third was the Ennahda-backed candidate Abdelfattah Mourou on 11%.

I:9626Bojicat ( 105.8120 points)
Mon, September 16, 2019 03:16:49 PM UTC0:00
Looks like Tunisia has chosen her two champions.

"Le séisme" Tunisians are calling it, a shock not seen in this region since Scipio Africanus plowed Carthage and sowed it with salt. Two of the oddest balls from beyond the mesosphere have hit Tunisia's shores. One (Kaïs Saïed) a homophobic jurist Tunisians call "Robocop" for his staccato voice and stentorian manner, the other (Nabil Karoui) a flashy, self-absorbed Berlusconi replicant the establishment loves to hate (and incarcerate at every opportunity).

I suspect after all the dust and debris thrown up by this dissipates, Tunisia will see a President Saïed this December 31st.

The establishment will NOT fathom the alternative: a President Karoui flashing bright crocodile teeth at them. The idea just burns the hair off their ears.

I:9626Bojicat ( 105.8120 points)
Mon, September 16, 2019 05:29:41 PM UTC0:00
Saïed's advantage is far too powerful here. At now 52% of the vote counted, he's heading toward a 100,000+ vote blast over his nearest rival. The majority of the rest of the 26 will rally behind Saïed ahead of the second round.

Kaïs Saïed, the next President of the Republic of Tunisia. You can bank on it.

I:9626Bojicat ( 105.8120 points)
Tue, September 17, 2019 04:01:30 PM UTC0:00
Guess what? My opinion of this terrifically unexpected result. Here it comes.

1. Middling, tossable PM Chahed cascades to a middling, tossable fifth place, a black hole 100,000 votes behind the bright star of Defense Minister Zebidi. Chahed sees 'hope' for his team in October 6th's parliamentary election. Good luck and good bye.

2. Tickled pink that Tunisians kicked Ennadha down to the third rung. The party's a stalking Death Star cloaking itself in 'moderation and reform'. Didn't fool anybody this time.

3. A pleasure watching officialism shriek at the prospect of a President Karoui. The man or 'Robocop' they'll get instead and would rather bow down to will have his pick of dozens of these ambitious Jerboas scurrying about for position in his administration.

4. The rest of the 20 contestants are angling about, barbel-shaped comets from the Oort cloud set to swing back to the aether by force of political gravity, not to be seen or heard from again for another thousand years.

Still, a set of results Tunisians should be very happy about.

The first successful and HONEST election in North African history!!!! As exhilarating and as comforting as a sponge bath.