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Municipal by-elections of Bardo: participation rate of military and security forces stands at 3.64% (statement).

14/07/2019 14:34, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Farouk Bouasker, vice-president of the Independent High Authority for the Election (ISIE) told TAP on Sunday that the participation rate of military and security personnel in the Bardo municipal by-elections was 3.64%. The vote took place on Saturday, July 13, a day before today's vote.

According to Bouasker, the number of military and security personnel registered on the voters' lists in the Bardo district is 272, while the number of voters registered in the Bardo is estimated at 44,626 people per 70,000 inhabitants in the constituency.

On the counting of the votes of security and military personnel, Bouasker said that the ballots of this category of voters will be counted with the rest of the ballots not to know their orientations for these elections.

After the polling centres close this Sunday (14 centres), the votes will be counted immediately, Bouasker noted, adding that the minutes of the counting of the ballots will be posted at the polling stations. The minutes gathering all the minutes of the 82 polling stations in the Bardo district will then be drawn up, he said.

The ISIE Council is expected to meet tomorrow at around 10 a.m. to examine these minutes and approve the preliminary results of the municipal by-elections in Bardo.

ISIE published on its official Facebook page the participation rate in the Bardo municipal by-elections until 9am this Sunday morning, amounting to 1.71% or 764 voters out of 44, 626 registered in the district.

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Date:Jul 14, 2019
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