Tunisians snub poll on Saied’s ‘dictatorial’ constitution

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Tunisia’s referendum on a controversial new constitution, which strengthens the powers of the head of state and risks the return of authoritarian rule, has seen a low turnout. Only 27.5 percent of 9.3 million registered voters cast ballots, according to preliminary results published by the ISIE electoral commission late on Monday. However, President Kais Saied celebrated an almost certain victory of the “yes” vote in the referendum, with 92-93 percent of those who cast their ballots supporting the constitution, according to an exit poll taken by the Sigma Conseil institute. Initial results are…

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