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The moderate Islamist Ennahda will be the biggest celebration in Tunisia’s new parliament, preliminary official final results showed on Wednesday, but with only 52 of 217 seats it may perhaps struggle to construct a governing coalition.

The final results, along with these in the 1st round of a separate presidential election final month, seem to underscore dissatisfaction with the main parties.

Although Ennahda came 1st, it has 17 fewer seats than it won in the final parliamentary election in 2014, when it came second to a secular coalition which has given that fallen apart.

Ennahda has been a member of many governing coalitions given that Tunisia’s 2011 revolution that have failed to strengthen living requirements or public solutions in the young democracy.

Any political deadlock resulting from the sharply fragmented parliament would complicate Tunisia’s efforts to address chronic financial difficulties like a substantial public debt and unemployment of 15%.

Media mogul Nabil Karoui’s Heart of Tunisia celebration came second, with 38 seats, when Tayyar took 22 seats and Karama 21 seats. 4 other parties took involving 4 and 17 seats every.

The final results, announced in a televised statement by the electoral commission, are nonetheless topic to appeal. They are roughly in line with an exit poll published on Sunday that also showed Ennahda coming 1st and Heart of Tunisia second.

Karoui, who was released from pre-trial detention in a corruption case on Wednesday, is also a candidate in Sunday’s presidential election, exactly where he will face an independent, Kais Saied, who is backed by Ennahda.

(REUTERS)
 

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