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Tunisia: Court Overturns Election Results for Expats in Germany

Tunisia: Court Overturns Election Results for Expats in Germany

Wednesday, 23 October, 2019 - 11:00
Supporters during an election rally in Tunis, Tunisia (File Photo: Reuters)
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Tunisia's administrative court has overturned partial preliminary results of legislative elections in the constituency for the Tunisian community in Germany. The court also reversed a result, restoring a seat of conservative Errahmah party.

On Tuesday, the court rejected 40 objections in form to the election results, and 59 objections in substance.

The court overturned the results of the German constituency, which was won by the representative of the Democratic Current without giving any explanation, which means it will call for a re-election.

Meanwhile, the court accepted two objections with the amendment of the results of the elections in Ben Arous constituency.

The Electoral Commission had previously announced results granting a seat to People’s Movement after it canceled it for Errahma conservative party in a case of political defamation. However, it overturned the results and Errahma won.

In Kasserine governorate, the court nullified a seat for the Nidaa Tounes party, saying the results were in favor of the People's Movement.

These decisions are subject to appeal in the Court of Appeal.

The Commission published the preliminary results of the legislative elections held on the sixth of this month announcing the victory of the Islamic Ennahda movement with 52 seats, ahead of the liberal party Heart of Tunisia with 38 seats.

Final results are expected to be announced following the appeals deadline in mid-November.

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