1503 lists of candidates for parliamentary elections initially accepted, says ISIE president
06/08/2019 22:02, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - President of the Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE) Nabil Baffoun said, Tuesday, 1,503 lists of candidates have been accepted for next October’s parliamentary elections.

Speaking at a press conference held Tuesday by the ISIE, Baffoun said that 1340 lists have been accepted inside the territory and 163 lists were registered in constituencies abroad.

He added that the Authority has counted a total of 1405 lists within the country, of which 65 were rejected and 176 lists abroad, 13 of which were not accepted.

The 1503 lists, initially accepted for the legislative elections, are distributed as follows: 673 party lists, 312 coalition lists and 518 independent lists.

The constituency of Sidi Bouzid occupies has the highest number of running lists nationally, as the local election commission has recorded 75 lists, of which 73 were accepted and 2 rejected, while the constituency for Tunisians in Germany is the last with 19 lists initially accepted.

Baffoun said the ISIE has seen an improvement in the quality of the lists of candidates for the 2019 legislative elections compared to the 2014 elections, as 178 lists were rejected in 2014 as compared to 78 in 2019.

He also pointed out that the main reasons for the rejection of the 78 lists were due to defects in form, including the lack of voter status on the lists or the absence of supporting documents in the nomination file.

The president of ISIE said the deadlines for remedies against the preliminary results of the lists initially accepted for the legislative elections will begin Wednesday August 7 and run for 21 days, before the proclamation of the final lists of candidates for the legislative elections on August 30.

The parliamentary elections will be held on October 6, 2019, as set by ISIE.

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