Tunisians go to the polls to elect a new parliament on Sunday. Sarah Yerkes from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace says independent candidates could prove key to forming the next government.
Tunisians will elect a new parliament on Sunday, and all indications point to heavy losses for establishment parties. Young, independent candidates could reap the benefits, reports Sarah Mersch from Tunis.
The dictator, toppled in 2011, died at the age of 83 in Saudi Arabia on Thursday.
Conservative academic Kais Saied, who is poised to become Tunisia's next president, has thanked the "young people for turning a new page" in the country's history. The independent candidate won more than 70% of the vote.
Independent candidate Kais Saied has pulled ahead as front-runner in Tunisia’s presidential vote. It was the country's second democratic presidential election.
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