Low turnout in polling stations according to Chahed observatory
29/01/2023 15:32, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - A very low turnout in the second round of legislative elections is noted, President of the Observatory Chahed for the Control of Elections, Oula Ben Nejma told TAP on Sunday. According to Ben Nejma, this explains the silence of the members of the Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE) and their refusal to disclose the turnout in the various constituencies.

Ben Nejma said that several candidates have not respected the electoral silence by conducting election campaigns near the voting centers.

She added that administrative cars belonging to municipalities have brought voters to the polling stations and that an observer at the college "Alhouda Oued Ellil" in La Manouba was threatened by supporters of one of the candidates who asked him to leave the premises.

She also said that an incident she called "strange" occurred in Kairouan, specifically in the voting centers "Abu Zamaa el-Balaoui" and "Assahaba", where four security officers, accompanied by dogs, evacuated the premises, including agents of the ISIE. She asked for details about this incident following which the electoral process returned to normal.

She also said that the observatory Chahed has mobilised 600 observers and coordinators in the second round of parliamentary elections in all constituencies.

The observatory Chahed began to observe the electoral process of the second round of parliamentary elections in the central operations room reserved for this purpose in a hotel in Tunis through coordination with 48 regional coordinators and hundreds of observers in various constituencies across the Republic.

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