Presidential hopefuls in Tunisia began registering their candidacies on Friday for snap September polls called after the death of 92-year-old leader Beji Caid Essebsi.
Eight would-be candidates, including media magnate Nabil Karoui, submitted their papers to the North African country’s electoral commission.
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has not yet officially registered, although his party said on Wednesday he would stand in the polls.
Originally scheduled for November, the vote was brought forward to September 15 following Essebsi’s death in late July. Read more