14 November 2012

Tunisia: Means to Ensure Success of Forthcoming Elections Looked At

Carthage — President Moncef Marzouki received, on Wednesday, former chairman of the Independent High Authority for the Elections (IHAE) Kamel Jendoubi, who had supervised the organisation of October 23 elections.

The meeting turned on the creation of the electoral authority and means to make the most of the former authority's experience and correct the shortcomings recorded in the last elections, a communiqué of the Presidency of the Republic reads.

"The President of the Republic voiced consideration for the work conducted by IHAE which made a success of the first democratic race in Tunisia's history," Mr. Jendoubi pointed out, according to the same source.

Mr. Jendoubi said that he was "surprised" at the partial release of the Court of Auditors' preliminary report on IHAE's financial management during the electoral process, estimating that "this would disturb the debate on preparations for the coming elections," the communiqué also adds.

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