Presidential election date is now November 17 2019 (Baffoun) [Upd 1]
29/03/2019 18:14, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP)- Originally scheduled for November 10, 2019, the date of the presidential election is now November 17, 2019, according to president of the Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE) Nabil Baffoun.

Many political parties and civil society organisations called to change the presidential election date as it coincides with the celebration of the Mouled feast in Kairouan.

As soon as the new dates have been validated, ISIE Council meeting this Friday informed President Beji Caid Essebsi, Parliament Speaker Mohamed Ennaceur and Prime Minister Youssef Chahed of this decision, said Baffoun.

Baffoun had earlier announced that ISIE Council accepted changing the date of the presidential election: "The date of the presidential election will either be delayed or advanced.”

ISIE announced on March 6, 2019 that the first round of presidential elections will take place on Sunday, November 10, 2019 and November 8, 9 and 10, 2019 abroad.

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