Turnout in Tunisia presidential election 45%: commission

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15 sept. 2019, 22.05

Turnout in the first round of Tunisia's presidential election was 45 percent, the country's elections commission (ISIE) announced late Sunday after the close of polling.

"It is an acceptable level", said ISIE head Nabil Baffoun, who an hour before the close of the polls had urged young voters to carry out their civic duty.

Turnout in the North African country's first post-Arabic Spring presidential election, in 2014, reached 64 percent.