Tunisia: Legislative Election - Turnout Reaches 23.5 Percent At 2:30 PM

Tunis/Tunisia — Turnout in legislative elections reached 23.5% around 2:30 pm across the country, the Independent High Authority for Elections (French: ISIE) told a press briefing at the Convention Centre in Tunis. Turnout in constituencies abroad rose to 12% at about 3:00 pm.

The highest turn out was recorded in the constituency of Tunis 2 (29.93%) and the lowest in Gafsa (13.1%).

In constituencies abroad, the highest rate reached 18.9% in France 1 constituency.

ISIE member Adel Brinsi denied the information relayed on social media, citing forced access to polling stations and gunshots allegedly heard.

"These are just rumours and attempts to disrupt the successful electoral process," he said.

Over 15 thousand candidates, within 1,500 partisan, coalition and independent lists compete for the 217 parliamentary seats.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Tunis Afrique Presse

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.