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Protests erupt in Tunisia ahead of elections this week

A week before the Dec. 17 elections, Tunisians held a march in the capital to protest against the upcoming vote.
Supporters of Tunisian opposition groups march through the streets of downtown Tunis, Tunisia, Dec. 10, 2022.

TUNIS, Tunisia — Hundreds of protesters rallied in central Tunis over the weekend, coinciding with International Human Rights Day, to demonstrate against the holding of the parliamentary polls scheduled for Saturday.

The National Salvation Front, a coalition of opposition parties including the moderate Islamist Ennahda movement, organized the demonstration to demand the return of what they refer to as the constitutional process and President Kais Saied's resignation.

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