TUNISIA ELECTIONS (UPDATE, ADDS TEXT) – Tunisians vote for president in run-off between jurist, media tycoon

TUNISIA ELECTIONS (UPDATE, ADDS TEXT) – Tunisians vote for president in run-off between jurist, media tycoon

Ultraconservative jurist and law professor Kais Saied won Sunday’s presidential runoff election in a landslide in the second democratic election since the 2011 end of the dictatorship of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, according to an exit poll. According to the exit poll conducted by Emrhod and made public via the Mosaïque FM media outlet,

Ultraconservative jurist and law professor Kais Saied won Sunday’s presidential runoff election in a landslide in the second democratic election since the 2011 end of the dictatorship of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, according to an exit poll.

According to the exit poll conducted by Emrhod and made public via the Mosaïque FM media outlet, the independent candidate obtained 72.53 percent of the vote, almost 50 points higher than his rival, populist television magnate Nabil Karoui, who was recently released from jail and garnered 27.47 percent.

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