Presidential race: Independent Saied still in lead after 39% of ballot paper accounts calculated, Karoui second
16/09/2019 14:04, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Independent candidate Kais Saied is still in the lead with 18.9%, according to results compiled by the Independent High Authority for Elections (French: ISIE) after calculating 39% of ballot paper accounts.

Heart of Tunisia candidate Nabil Karoui ranks second with15%, followed by Ennahdha's Abdelfattah Mourou (13.1%).

Independent candidate Abdelkarim Zbidi is fourth with 9.9% ahead of Tahya Tounes candidate Youssef Chahed (7.2%) and Republic Popular Union's Lotfi Mraihi (7%).

Safi Said is in the seventh place, followed by Seifeddine Makhlouf, Abir Moussi, Moncef Marzouki and Mohammed Abbou.

Candidates Salma Elloumi, Mohamed Sghaier Ennouri, Slim Riahi and Hatem Boulabiar are ranked in the bottom with 0.1% each.

Ballot paper accounts were calculated in full in the constituencies of Zaghouan, Tozeur and Kebili.

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