Tunisia to hold elections

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IOL pic mar7 tunisia moncef marzouki AFP Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki. File picture: Fethi Belaid

Tunis - Tunisia is set to hold separate parliamentary and presidential elections at the end of the year after political parties resolved a dispute over the election date on Friday, political sources told Reuters.

Tunisia's national assembly approved a new electoral law in May to help the country move to full democracy after the 2011 uprising that inspired the “Arab Spring” revolts.

Boussairi Bou Abdeli, a politician who participated in a dialogue between the parties told Reuters they had “agreed to hold parliamentary before presidential (elections) this year”. Another source confirmed the agreement.


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