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Tunisia’s opposition calls on president to quit after low turnout election

Saturday elections were marked by voter apathy, official numbers showed turnout standing at a slim 8.8%, in the first vote since President Kais Saied's power grab in 2021.
Tunisian demonstrators take part in a rally against President Kais Saied, called for by the opposition "National Salvation Front" coalition, in the capital Tunis, on December 10, 2022. (Photo by FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images)

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's opposition coalition called on Sunday for President Kais Saied to leave his position, claiming he had lost his legitimacy after record low turnout in Saturday's parliamentary election.

The opposition coalition known as the Salvation Front, which includes the Islamist Ennahda movement, called on Saied to quit and for "massive protests and sit-ins" to demand fresh presidential elections.

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