Tunisia: Electoral body trims candidacies, detains only nearly quarter
The ISIE said at a press conference in capital Tunis the 26 are those that fulfilled requirements.
The country’s heavy weights among whom Prime Minister Youssef Chahed touted as frontrunner, Ennahdha’s Abdelfattah Mourou, Nabil Karoui under investigation for money laundring, and former President Moncef Marzouki are among the 26.
Tunisians will elect a new leader on September 15 in snap polls following the death of President Bedji Caid Essebsi late last month.
The final list of candidates will be released end of August while the electoral campaign will kick-start September 2 and end September 13. The provisional results of the votes will be released September 17.