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Mehdi Jomaa satisfied with quality of logistical and material preparations for presidential election.

BEJA (TAP) - Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa expressed satisfaction at the preparations undertaken by all stakeholders in the presidential election at the material and logistical levels. 1/2No one can say that the government was successful in its mission in holding the election before the end of the remaining stages of the presidential election,[c] he told TAP correspondent in Beja on Saturday. He said he noted that the morale of security and military forces was 1/2high.[c] Visiting the Governorate of Beja on Saturday, accompanied by Minister of Defence Ghazi Jeribi, Minister in charge of Security Ridha Sfar and President of the Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE) Chafik Sarsar, the Prime Minister said he had found 1/2like in other parts of the country that arrangements made on the ground were fully consistent with what was planned in theory.[c] A set of arrangements that proved efficient during the legislative elections were renewed for the presidential election, added Mehdi Jomaa. He welcomed the fact that logistical gaps and shortcomings identified during the legislative elections were overcome thanks to an assessment of polling stations conducted by the army. Mehdi Jomaa assured that the deficiencies noted were 1/2mild,[c] saying the preparations made were the culmination of a work of over two and a half months. He, especially, predicted a 1/2successful presidential election,[c] in view of the 1/2available indicators,[c] calling on Tunisian electors to vote massively. The Prime Minister sent a message of hope to the Tunisian youth, inviting them to 1/2have they say in deciding the fate of Tunisia.[c] He also commended the efforts of the national army, praising 1/2their efficiency and quick response.[c] Asked what he thinks of the election campaign, Mehdi Jomaa said it was 1/2calm and ordinary,[c] calling to perceive the abuses from the perspective of good faith and competition to serve Tunisia. However, he assured that the law will be applied with its full rigour in case of any proven abuse. During his visit to Beja, the Prime Minister inspected the premises of IRIE and learnt about the progress of the delivery of electoral materials by the national army. He also paid a visit to the collecting centre in the constituency of Beja. He also inspected, successively, the national security district, the regional directorate of civil protection and the National Guard district where he was briefed by their officials about the preparations for the presidential election.

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Date:Nov 22, 2014
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