Tunisian Presidential Election 2019 Voting Live

Last Modified: October 11, 2019 at 9:50 am

Tunisian Presidential Election 2019 Voting Live

Tunisian Presidential Election 2019 Voting Live

Tunisian Presidential Election 2019 Voting Date: 13 October 2019 

Presidential elections were held in Tunisia on 15 September 2019, the second direct vote for the presidency since the 2011 revolution. The elections had originally been planned for 17 and 24 November, but were brought forward after the death of incumbent president Beji Caid Essebsi on 25 July to ensure that a new president would take office within 90 days, as required by the constitution.

As no candidate received a majority of the vote in the first round, a runoff will be held on 13 October between the top two candidates, Kaïs Saïed and Nabil Karoui.

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The Electoral System of Tunisia

The President of Tunisia is directly elected by universal suffrage using the two-round system. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the first round, a second round is held between the top two candidates. Candidates must be at least 35 years old on the day of filing for candidacy, and are also required to be Muslim. Candidates must have Tunisian citizenship, and are required give up any other citizenship they hold.

Electoral reform controversy

On 18 June 2019, the Assembly of Representatives passed amendments to the country's electoral law, accused by some of blocking candidates like Nabil Karoui and Olfa Terras from being eligible to run in the election. The amendments prohibited those with a criminal record, as well as those who run charitable organizations or received foreign funding for political advertising in the year preceding an election. On 25 June, members of Nidaa Tounes and the Popular Front filed a motion in the Assembly of Representatives, calling the move unconstitutional.

Tunisia past election results 

Candidates Parties First-round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Beji Caid Essebsi Nidaa Tounes 1,289,384 39.46% 1,731,529 55.68%
Moncef Marzouki Congress for the Republic 1,092,418 33.43% 1,378,513 44.32%
Hamma Hammami Popular Front 255,529 7.82%  
Hechmi Hamdi Current of Love 187,923 5.75%
Slim Riahi Free Patriotic Union 181,407 5.55%
Kamel Morjane National Destourian Initiative 41,614 1.27%
Ahmed Néjib Chebbi Republican Party 34,025 1.04%
Safi Saïd Independent 26,073 0.80%
Mondher Zenaidi Independent 24,160 0.74%
Mustapha Ben Jaafar Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties 21,989 0.67%
Kalthoum Kannou Independent 18,287 0.56%
Mohamed Frikha Independent 17,506 0.54%
Abderrazak Kilani Independent 10,077 0.31%
Mustapha Kamel Nabli (withdrawn) Independent 6,723 0.21%
Abdelkader Labaoui Independent 6,486 0.20%
Larbi Nasra Voice of the People of Tunisia 6,426 0.20%
Hamouda Ben Slama Independent 5,737 0.18%
Mohamed Hamdi (withdrawn) Democratic Alliance Party 5,593 0.17%
Mehrez Boussayene Independent 5,377 0.16%
Salem Chaïbi Popular Congress Party 5,245 0.16%
Samir Abdelli Independent 5,054 0.15%
Ali Chourabi Independent 4,699 0.14%
Mokhtar Mejri Independent 4,286 0.13%
Abderraouf Ayadi (withdrawn) Wafa Movement 3,551 0.11%
Yassine Chennoufi Independent 3,118 0.10%
Abderrahim Zouari (withdrawn) Destourian Movement 2,701 0.08%
Noureddine Hached (withdrawn) Independent 2,181 0.07%
Total 3,267,569 100% 3,110,042 100%
Blank votes 22,009 0.66% 28,755 0.90%
Spoilt votes 50,088 1.50% 50,585 1.59%
Total votes 3,339,666   3,189,672  
Turnout* 3,180,131 64.56%   %
Abstentions* 1,745,475 35.44%   %
Registered voters* 4,925,606