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Tunisia's election campaigning begins quietly as boycotts, apathy prevail

A dull atmosphere shrouds Tunisia’s legislative elections slated for Dec. 17 amidst a boycott announced by many political parties to protest President Kais Saied.
Tunisia election

TUNIS, Tunisia — The electoral campaign in Tunisia has kicked off in a dull atmosphere, with many political parties announcing their boycott of the upcoming legislative elections. Unlike previous rounds, banners, slogans, and photos of candidates are not draping the sides of buildings or cluttering the streets this year. 

The campaign, which was launched Nov. 25, is to continue until Dec. 15. Voters will head to the polls on Dec. 17, according to the schedule set by the Independent High Authority for Elections.

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