Outsiders Lead Tunisia’s Presidential Exit Polls

HeadlineSep 16, 2019

In Tunisia, two outsider candidates are leading in the exit polls after voters cast their ballots Sunday in the country’s second-ever presidential elections. One of them is populist media mogul Nabil Karoui, who is currently in prison, accused of money laundering — charges he has denied. And Kaïs Saïed, a law professor and constitutional affairs expert running as an independent, also appears to be headed to a runoff. Sunday’s turnout reached just 45% — nearly 20 percentage points lower than 2014’s election. The two candidates will now likely head to a runoff vote within the next month.

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