Tunisia date set for early presidential election

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The Tunisian Electoral Commission appointed the first round of early presidential elections on September 15 in connection with the death of Tunisian President Al-Badji Gaida al-Sebsi, Sky News Arabia , an Arab satellite television channel, said.

Earlier, the vote was scheduled to take place on November 17.

According to available information, the second round, if necessary, will be held on November 3. At the same time, the date of the next parliamentary elections remained unchanged – they will be held on October 6.

Tunisian President al-Sebsi died on Thursday in a military hospital in the Tunisian capital at the 93rd year of his life. In recent months, the president of Tunisia has repeatedly been hospitalized due to health problems. Al-Sebsi served as president since 2014.

According to the constitution, the speaker of the Tunisian parliament, Mohammed an-Nasser, who has already taken the presidential oath, will temporarily fulfill his duties as head of state.

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