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06 Oct 2019 | 03:16 PM UTC

Tunisia: Parliamentary elections underway October 6

Tunisia News Alert

Parliamentary elections underway in Tunisia October 6; heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions expected nationwide

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/7/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tunis). COUNTRY/REGION Tunisia


Parliamentary elections are being held throughout Tunisia on Sunday, October 6. Polls reportedly opened at 08:00 (local time) and are set to remain open until 18:00. More than 15,000 candidates are vying for 217 seats.

Heightened security measures and associated political demonstrations are likely during and following the elections.


Individuals in Tunisia are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate a heightened security presence and localized disruptions, avoid public political demonstrations due to the risk of violence, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.


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