Tunisia heads to polls for keenly fought presidential contest
Sunday September 15 2019
Supporters of Tunisia's presidential candidate Mongi Rahoui (portrait) take part in a campaign rally in Tunis on September 13 , 2019. PHOTO | FETHI BELAID | AFP
Key players include media mogul Nabil Karoui -- behind bars due to an ongoing money laundering probe -- Abdelfattah Mourou, who heads a first-time bid on behalf of his Islamist inspired Ennahdha party, and Prime Minister Youssef Chahed.
The election follows an intense campaign beset by personality clashes, albeit one with few clear political differences, brought forward by the death in July of 92-year-old president Beji Caid Essebsi.