Sep 15, 2019 15:20 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Oct 10, 2019 22:19 Asia/Tehran]

Seven million Tunisians can vote and choose their next president out of 26 candidates on Sunday.

Iran PressAfrica:13,000 polling stations opened for the second democratic presidential election in the history of Tunisia on Sunday.

Even before the polling stations opened at 8 GMT(Greenwich Mean Time), dozens of voters queued up to choose the next president from among the 26 candidates in the running, AFP reported.

Among the contenders, Youssef Chahed, Prime Minister with a disputed record, Nabil Karoui, the media magnate who was prosecuted for money laundering and Abdelfattah Mourou, the first candidate of the Ennahdha party.

Seven million voters are expected to vote in this first round. The preliminary results will be announced on Tuesday by the electoral body.

One of the world's oldest leaders, Beji Caid Essebsi, who was Tunisia's first democratically elected president, died at the age of 92 on July 25, and for the mentioned reason snap elections held in the country. 

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