2019 Tunisian presidential election facts for kids
|Turnout||48.98% (first round)
57.8% (second round)
Presidential elections were held in Tunisia on 15 September 2019. No candidate received a majority of the vote in the first round, so a runoff was held on 13 October.
Before the death of incumbent president Beji Caid Essebsi on 25 July, the elections had been planned for 17 and 24 November. However, as a result of Essebsi's death, the elections were brought forward in order to ensure that a new president would take office within 90 days, as required by the constitution.
The elections were the second direct vote for the presidency since the 2011 revolution.
|Candidate||Party||First round||Second round|
|Nabil Karoui||Heart of Tunisia||525,517||15.6||1,042,894||27.3|
|Abdelfattah Mourou||Ennahda Movement||434,530||12.9|
|Abdelkrim Zbidi||Independent (supported by Nidaa Tounes)||361,864||10.7|
|Youssef Chahed||Long Live Tunisia||249,049||7.4|
|Lotfi Mraihi||Union of the Republican People||221,190||6.6|
|Seifeddine Makhlouf||Dignity Coalition||147,351||4.4|
|Abir Moussi||Free Destourian Party||135,461||4.0|
|Mohamed Abbou||Democratic Current||122,287||3.6|
|Mehdi Jomaa||Tunisian Alternative||61,371||1.8|
|Mongi Rahoui||Popular Front||27,346||0.8|
|Hechmi Hamdi||Current of Love||25,284||0.8|
|Saïd Aïdi||Beni Watani||10,198||0.3|
|Mohsen Marzouk||Machrouu Tounes||7,376||0.2|
|Abid Briki||Tunisia Forward||5,799||0.2|
|Selma Elloumi Rekik||Al Amal||5,094||0.2|
|Mohamed Esghaier Nouri||Independent||4,598||0.1|
|Slim Riahi||New National Union||4,472||0.1|
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