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2014-11-24 Run-Off Likely in Presidential Polls
[AEP]Tunisia's elections on Sunday appears set for a runoff vote after exit polls suggests that neither interim president, Moncef Marzouki, nor the ex-premier, Beji Caid Essebsi - was likely to garner an absolute majority and that a runoff would be inevitable. Official results are expected after one or two days.

2014-11-24 Kerry on Tunisia's Presidential Election
[State Department]U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

2014-11-24 PM Offers Condolences On Death of Journalists Adel Rochdi, Abderraouf M'kadmi
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Following the death Saturday of journalists Adel Rabah Rochdi and Abderraouf M'kadmi, interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa expressed sincere condolences and deep sympathy to the families of the defuncts and media people.

2014-11-24 'ISIS Now Threatens Our Own Sons'
[Magharebia]Marrakech -Cheikh Hassen Chalghoumi is waging a global war against the Islamic State (ISIS) and other extremist groups.

2014-11-24 Army Certain to Have Shot Down Terrorists - Jebel Ouergha
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -"The army is certain that the military units succeeded to shot down several terrorists holed up in Jebel Ouergha (governorate of El Kef)", spokesperson of the National Defence Ministry lieutenant-colonel Belhassen Oueslati told, Saturday, TAP news agency.

2014-11-24 Minister of Defence Visits Several Polling Centres
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Minister of the National Defence Ghazi Jerbi visited, Sunday, several polling centres in Mellassine, Bardo and the city centre enquiring about the conditions in which the forces of the army and the national security ensure the electoral operation.

2014-11-23 American Students Witness Democracy in Tunisia Up Close
[World Learning]Few can forget the images of young people flooding the streets of Tunis to protest a corrupt government during what would become the dawn of the Arab Spring. Nearly four years later a group of American youth are witnessing the birth of a new democratic nation, not on their TV screens miles away, but from those very streets.

2014-11-24 Tunisia Will Win, Terrorist Groups Cannot Disrupt Elections (PM)
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -"Tunisia will win and terrorist groups can by no means derail the smooth conduct of elections," said interim Premier Mehdi Jomaa after casting ballot at Ibn Khaldoun primary school in Carthage Amilcar.

2014-11-24 National Dialogue to Debate Monday Marzouki's Cabinet Formation Message to Caid Essebssi
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -A National Dialogue session is scheduled for Monday at the seat of the Justice, Human Rights and Transitional Justice Ministry to consider Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki's message to President of Nidaa Tounes Beji Caid Essebssi on the formation of a new government within one week, said Deputy Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Mouldi Jendoubi.

2014-11-24 Mehdi Jomaa Satisfied With Quality of Logistical and Material Preparations for Presidential Election
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Beja -Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa expressed satisfaction at the preparations undertaken by all stakeholders in the presidential election at the material and logistical levels.

2014-11-23 International Observers Arrive
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -National Constituent Assembly (NCA) President Mustapha Ben Jaafar received, Saturday, several delegations of international observers on visit to Tunisia to attend the presidential election.

2014-11-22 Security Forces Alert Ahead of Poll
[Magharebia]Najjar in Tunis -Tunisia closed the border with Libya on Thursday (November 20th) to head off any potential terrorist operations before Sunday's presidential election.

2014-11-20 Tunisia Prepares to Vote
[Magharebia]Tunis -With just days to go before Tunisians cast their ballot in the presidential poll, 23 candidates remain in the race.

2014-11-22 Marzouki Hands Credentials to New Ambassadors in Riyadh, Sanaa and Islamabad
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage -Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki handed, Friday, the credentials of Tunisia's new ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Pakistan.

2014-11-22 Central Strategic Planning Unit Created in Interior Ministry
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -A central strategic planning unit was created in the Interior Ministry.

2014-11-21 Mehdi Jomaa Confers With Representatives of International Organisations in Charge of Observing Presidential Election
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The conduct of the presidential election was the focus of the talk of interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa, Thursday in Tunis, with a delegation of ten organisations and authorities of the international civil society who will observe the first round of the presidential election, due on Sunday November 23.

2014-11-21 4 MTD of Public Campaign Financing in Parliamentary Elections Must Be Returned (ouerfelli)
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Four million dinars of public campaign financing must be returned by candidate lists in the parliamentary elections that had not won seats at the House of People's Representatives or obtained less than 3% of the votes, said Government Spokesman Nidhal Ouerfelli.

2014-11-20 Ben Ali's Party Comes Back?
[African Arguments]The political party Nidaa Tounes has won 85 seats in the newly-elected 217-member Tunisian parliament. This compares with the 69 seats won by the Islamist party Ennahdha, which after the last election in 2011 held the majority in the Constituent Assembly.

2014-11-21 African Union Congratulates the People of Botswana and Tunisia for Holding Peaceful and Successful Elections
[African Union]Press Release

2014-11-21 Tunisia Locks Up Ben Ali Son-in-Law
[Magharebia]Tunis -A Tunis court on Tuesday (November 18th) sentenced businessman Slim Chiboub to six months in prison on firearms charges, the same day he returned to Tunisia.

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