A split of voter turnout is expected to see seven million Tunisians vote this Sunday for the first round of the presidential election. Twenty-six candidates are running, and the result is uncertain. Eight years after his revolution of 9, Tunisia entered a new phase of democratic transition in the presidential election on Sunday, September 2, followed by the October assembly elections.
North Africa’s small country, guarded and rescued by the “Arab Spring”, reaches a moment of uncertainty, even worrying about its future political stability. Social and economic vulnerability – growth was only 1.1% in the first half of the year, while unemployment remained at 15% – the risk of losing participation or a surge in public opinion. Tunisia International Crisis Analyst Michael Bashir Iyer terrified that “Tunisia is voting in a harmful context.”
Broken promises of the revolution led unemployed youths to vote in large numbers, prompting them not to vote. On Sunday, 7.15 million Tunisian voters are invited to decide on a more explosive political offer. If the number of candidates – twenty-six – does not represent the climate itself – the presidential election of 2 presidential was calculated equally – the lack of momentum in the prevailing landscape created the fear of fragmentation of the landscape heavy with instability.
As a sign of the charitable venture’s turmoil, so-called “popular” candidates, including Nesma TV boss Nabil Karai or lawyer Kass Saeed, have long been credited with high voting by polling booths.
Mr. Karaoui has made popularity with poor villages in interior Tunisia through his service. It remains to be seen whether his arrest on August 23 in connection with the “tax evasion” and “money laundering” cases, which were dismissed on the eve of the campaign, would have been unfair.
Writer: Himani Ranade