Tunisia To Hold Parliamentary, Presidential Elections In October And November

wochit politics
June 25, 2014 AT 6:24 AM
Tunisia's parliament on Wednesday agreed to hold parliamentary elections on Oct. 26 and a presidential poll a month later, another step towards full democracy in the country that toppled its autocrat ruler in 2011. Lawmakers approved for the first round of a presidential election to be held on Nov. 23 and a second round at the end of December. The polls will be the first since Tunisia adopted a new constitution this year, and the second since the former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled the country after mass protests against him in 2011.