September 17, 2019 / 2:37 PM / a month ago

Tunisia confirms Saied and Karoui to contest presidential runoff vote

TUNIS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Law professor Kais Saied and detained media mogul Nabil Karoui won most votes in the first round of Tunisia’s presidential election and will contest a runoff vote, the independent electoral commission said on Tuesday.

Saied won 18.4% of votes and Karoui 15.6%, while Abdelfattah Mourou of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party came third in a crowded field of 26 candidates with 12.9%, the commission said in a televised statement. (Reporting by Tarek Amara and Angus McDowalll Editing by Catherine Evans)

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