New Blogpost | Tunisia’s 2019 Elections: Beyond the Islamists vs. Secularists Cleavage / by E.Sigillò, T.Blanc

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Tunisia’s 2019 legislative and presidential elections have drastically reshuffled the country’s highly contested political system. Incumbent parties have suffered heavy electoral losses, with Ennahdha losing 17 MPs and Nidaa Tounès only keeping 3 seats following a series of internal splits (Machrou’ Tounès, Tahya Tounès). Neither of the presidential candidates officially endorsed by Ennahdha (Abdelfattah Mourou) and Nidaa Tounès (Abdelkrim Zbidi) made it to the second round, coming far behind the partyless outsider Qais Said.

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