A Tunisian voter casts his ballot at a polling station in Kasserine on Dec17, 2022, during the parliamentary election. (HATEM SALHI / AFP)
TUNIS – Tunisia held on Saturday the first parliamentary elections since President Kais Saied disbanded the legislative body in March.
At 8 am local time (0700 GMT), Tunisians began casting ballots at 4,551 voting centers and 11,310 polling stations across the North African country.
A total of 1,058 candidates competed in the elections for the 161 seats in the parliament
Polls closed at 6 pm (1700 GMT) and the preliminary results will be announced between Sunday and Tuesday.
A total of 1,058 candidates competed in the elections for the 161 seats in the parliament.
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Saied suspended the Tunisian parliament and sacked the government in July 2021, before dissolving the legislative body on March 30 this year.