Tunisia confirms Saied and Karoui to contest presidential runoff vote

Law professor Kais Saied and detained media mogul Nabil Karoui won most votes in the first round of Tunisia’s presidential election and will contest a runoff vote, the independent electoral commission said on Tuesday.

Saied won 18.4% of votes and Karoui 15.6%, while Abdelfattah Mourou of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party came third in a crowded field of 26 candidates with 12.9%, the commission said in a televised statement.

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