Tunisia’s electoral commission confirmed that Kais Saied and Nabil Karoui had won the most votes and will contest a runoff vote.

Iran PressAfrica: Law professor Kais Saied and detained media mogul Nabil Karoui won most votes in the first round of Tunisia's presidential election and will contest a runoff vote, the independent electoral commission said on Tuesday.

Saied won 18.4% of votes and Karoui 15.6%, while Abdelfattah Mourou of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party came third in a crowded field of 26 candidates with 12.9%, the commission said in a televised statement, Reuters reported.

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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