- Title: Tunisian presidential hopeful Kais Saied casts vote
- Date: 13th October 2019
- Summary: TUNIS, TUNISIA (OCTOBER 13, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF TUNISIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, KAIS SAIED, ARRIVING AT POLLING STATION VIEW OF SAIED WAITING OUTSIDE POLLING STATION MEDIA WAITING INSIDE POLLING STATION SAIED WALKING INTO POLLING STATION, SURROUNDED BY MEDIA VARIOUS OF SAIED REGISTERING TO VOTE SAIED DIPPING FINER IN INDELIBLE INK SAID IN BALLOT BOOTH VARIOUS OF SAIED CASTING VOTE IN BALLOT BOX / MEDIA SURROUNDING SAIED SAID OUTSIDE POLLING STATION SURROUNDED BY MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) TUNISIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, KAIS SAIED, SAYING: "Oh, you great Tunisian people all over the world, inside Tunisia, and outside Tunisia, you have been invited to write a (chapter of) history that is completely different from the previous history. Your will, will, reach the decision-making level." SAIED WALKING TOWARDS CAR / GETTING IN CAR SAIED'S CAR DRIVING AWAY (SOUNDBITE) (English) EUROPEAN UNION CHIEF OBSERVER, FABIO MASSIMO CASTALDO, SAYING: "As well as no major incidents or major tensions, we just heard some rumours about some tensions concerning some of the representatives of one candidate, but so far we do not have any objective elements to comment further in this regard. We will be deployed until the end of the process today, we'll observe any single step of the procedure and then of course also the counting and the transmission of the data to the competent authorities of Tunisia, until the publication, and we will continue to give our advice on the technical point of view." PEOPLE GATHERING OUTSIDE POLLING STATION
- Embargoed: 27th October 2019 11:55
- Keywords: Tunisia election voting polls presidential election Kais Saied
- Location: TUNIS, TUNISIA
- City: TUNIS, TUNISIA
- Country: Tunisia
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0XK56V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Presidential hopeful Kais Saied cast his vote on Sunday (October 13) in the runoff presidential election, which EU observers say they have witnessed no major incidents or tensions so far.
Tunisians are choosing between a media mogul and a retired law professor in the final round of the elections.
Saied and his opponent Nabil Karoui are starkly different candidates who beat 24 rivals including many top politicians in the first round of voting last month, as Tunisians rejected a political establishment that has failed to address chronic economic ills.
Tunisia's president has less direct control over policy than the prime minister, and a separate legislative election last week created a deeply fractured parliament with no clear path to a new governing coalition.
The new leaders will have to tackle unemployment of 15 percent, inflation of 6.8 percent, public anger at the declining quality of public services and pressure from foreign lenders to cut deficits and rein in a large state debt.
(Production: Muhammed Abughaneya, Sayed Sheasha, Seham Eloraby)
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