Early presidential polls 2019: more than 65 nominations rejected, says ISIE VP
10/08/2019 17:38, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP)- Out of a total of 97 candidates in the early presidential election, only 31 have submitted the necessary sponsorships, said Vice-President of the Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE) Farouk Bouasker.

"Twenty candidates for the presidential election managed to earn citizen sponsorships while eleven candidates secured sponsorships from MPs,” he told TAP.

He added that only 41 candidates filed a financial guarantee of 10 thousand dinars. Among them, ten applicants presented a financial guarantee but their files lacked the necessary sponsorships.

"More than 65 nominations were rejected due to lack of a financial guarantee and the necessary sponsorships," he pointed out.

The election commission as received the nomination papers of 97 candidates for the September 15 early presidential election.

Submission of nominations began on August 2 and ended on August 9 at 18.

Farouk Bouasker rectified the final number of candidates for president, saying the ISIE has received 97 presidential bids and not 98.

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