October 23, 2011 / 9:08 PM / in 9 years

Tunisia vote turnout was over 90 pct-election official

TUNIS, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Turnout exceeded 90 percent in Tunisia’s first democratic election on Sunday, a senior official in the independent commission organising the vote said.

“Out of the 4.1 million people registered, more than 90 percent voted,” said Boubaker Ben Thaber, Secretary-General of the commission. He said that many people who had not registered in advance had also been able to vote. (Reporting by Tarek Amara; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Tim Pearce)

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