Tunisia’s second-round poll sees 11% voter turnout

Only 11% of Tunisian voters turned out for the second round of parliamentary elections in what is being seen as a clear rejection of the controversial reforms of President Kais Saied.

Opposition parties boycotted the poll, accusing the president of staging a coup after he shut down parliament in 2021 and gave himself almost unlimited executive powers.

He also introduced a new constitution at the same time.

Turnout was similarly low in the first round of voting.

Tunisia is experiencing a deep economic crisis that has caused severe shortages of many basic foods.

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