Ennahda came first in Tunisian parliamentary election

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Members of Tunisia's higher election committee announce the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections in Tunis
Members of Tunisia’s higher election committee announce the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections in Tunis, Tunisia October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

October 9, 2019

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Ennahda came first in Sunday’s parliamentary election, winning 52 seats, while media mogul Nabil Karoui’s Heart of Tunisia party won 38 seats in the 217-seat chamber, the electoral commission said on Wednesday.

The official preliminary results are in line with an exit poll published on Sunday which showed Ennahda as the largest party and Heart of Tunisia in second place in a fragmented parliament.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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