Legislative Polls 2019: INLUCC preliminary report on irregularities identified by citizens and its team
07/10/2019 21:47, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The National Anti-Corruption Authority (INLUCC) released a preliminary report on Monday on violations reported in Sunday's parliamentary elections.

The INLUCC classified the total number of reports, complaints and observations into five main categories: "violation of electoral silence, attempt to influence voters, distribution of money and transport of voters to polling stations, abuse of power to guide voters and use of call centres and contacts to try to influence voters through telephone calls and text messages".

The fifth and final category of offences concerns "the violation of professional requirements by certain members of the Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE).

The Anti-Corruption Authority identified 22 violations in the initial report.

The report points out that the distribution of money and the transfer of voters to polling stations were carried out by members of candidate lists in the districts of Ben Arous, Sousse, Kairouan and Gabès.

The abuse of influence to guide voters was committed by the presidents of two municipal councils in the governorates of Sfax and Kairouan and a businessman from the Kasserine region.

The Authority explained that its report "is based on a number of notifications and complaints to denounce election violations reported by citizens via its own toll-free telephone number, as well as, according to information received by the central operations room at its headquarters, by mobile teams of the body in the governorates of Greater Tunis and the regions.

A total of 1,506 lists (coalition, partisan and independent) participated in the parliamentary elections held on Sunday for the election of 217 elected members to the next parliament.

The results of the elections will be announced by Wednesday at the latest.

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