8.8% of Tunisian voters turnout for new parliament polls

AFP , Sunday 18 Dec 2022

The head of the Tunisian election board, Farouk Bouasker, said that by the close of polls at 6:00 pm (1700 GMT), just 8.8 percent of the nine-million-strong electorate had cast votes.

A Tunisian voter casts her ballot at a polling station in Ben Arous region near Tunis on December 17, 2022, during the parliamentary election.AFP


That would be the lowest participation in any poll since the 2011 revolution.

Opposition groups led by the National Salvation Front boycotted the election.

Bouasker acknowledged turnout was “modest” but said it could be explained by “the absence of foreign financing, in contrast to previous elections”.

*This story was edited by Ahram Online

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