Tunisia confirms Saied and Karoui to contest presidential runoff vote

TUNIS- 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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