Early presidential polls: Kais Said and Nabil Karoui reach runoff election [Upd 2]
17/09/2019 17:23, TUNIS/Tunisia
(TAP) - The Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE), on Tuesday afternoon, announced that independent candidate Kais Saïd and Qalb Tounes (Heart of Tunisia) candidate Nabil Karoui have advanced to the presidential runoff election.

Kais Saïd is leading in the first round of the early presidential election with 620,711 votes (18.4%), ahead of Nabil Karoui who collected 525,517 (15.6%), according to the preliminary results announced by ISIE as follows:

Candidates
Number of votes
Rate
Mongi Rahoui
27,346
0,8%
Mohamed Abbou
122,287
3,6%
Abir Moussi
135,461
4%
Nabil Karoui
525,517
15,6%
Mohamed Lotfi Mraihi
221,190
6,6%
Mehdi Jemâa
61,371
1,8%
Hamadi Jebali
7,364
0,2%
Hamma Hammami
23,252
0,7%
Mohamed Moncef Marzouki
100,338
3%
Abdelkarim Zbidi
361,864
10,7%
Mohsen Marzouk
7,376
0,2%
Mohamed Sghaier Nouri
4,598
0,1%
Mohamed Hechmi Hamdi
25,284
0,7%
Abdelfattah Mourou
434, 530
12,9%
Omar Mansour
10,160
0,3%
Youssef Chahed
249,042
7,4%
Kais Saïd
620,711
18,4%
Elyes Fakhfakh
11,532
0,3%
Slim Riahi
4,472
0,1%
Salma Elloumi
5,093
0,2%
Saïd Aïdi
10,098
0,3%
Ahmed Safi Said
239,951
7,1%
Neji Jalloul
7,166
0,2%
Hatem Boulabiar
3,704
0,1%
Abid Briki
5,799
0,17%
Seifeddine Makhlouf
147,351
4,4%


Registered voters: 7,074,566

Voters: 3,465,184

Votes cast: 3,372,746

Spoilt ballots: 68,125

Blank ballots: 24,085

ISIE President Nabil Baffoun said the filing of legal challenges against the preliminary results of the 1st round of the presidential election is scheduled for September 18 and 19.
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