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Tunisian election preview: When too much choice leaves you no choice at all

Tunisian election preview: When too much choice leaves you no choice at all
 
The late Tunisian President, Beji Caïd Essebsi, who died on 25 July 2019. Bernd von Jutrczenka / dpa / AFP

Tunisian voters go to the polls next Sunday (15 September) to choose from a crowded field of candidates. The elections follow the death of President Beji Caid Essebsi in July.

This is an election that many anticipate with impatience, mainly because Tunisia’s democratic transition has failed to keep the promises of the 2010 Arab Spring.

This report from Alessandra Bajec in Tunis.

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