Kais Saied and Nabil Karoui head to run-off in Tunisian presidential election

Official results in Tunisia’s presidential election confirmed Tuesday a duel in the second round between law professor Kais Saied and imprisoned media mogul Nabil Karoui.


The electoral commission announced Tuesday that the two outsider candidates came out on top in the first round of voting Sunday, Saied with 18.40 percent of the vote and Karoui with 15.58 percent.


The date for the run-off hasn’t yet been announced.


Neither candidate has ever held political office. They beat out two former prime ministers and the candidate from moderate Islamist party Ennahdha, the biggest force in Tunisia’s parliament.


Karoui’s lawyers are seeking his release from jail before the run-off....
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