Tunisia: Ennahda wins parliamentary election

10th Oct 2019
Tunisia: Ennahda wins parliamentary election

By Yosra Ouanes and Gulsen Topcu

 

TUNIS (AA): Tunisian’s Ennahda party finished first in weekend parliamentary elections, according to the High Election Commission.

Based on the official results of the elections, which were held to determine new members of the 217-seat chamber, the party won a majority with 52 deputies.

Though Ennahda came first, it has 17 fewer seats than it won in the last parliamentary election in 2014, when it came second to a secular coalition which has since fallen apart.

The Ennahdha [Ennahda] Party, also known as Renaissance Party or simply Ennahdha, is a self-defined “Muslim democratic” political party in Tunisia, was founded in 1981 by Rached Ghannouchi.

The Heart of Tunisia party came in second with 38 members, followed by the Democratic Current party with 22, People’s Movement party with 16 and Long Live Tunisia party with 14.

Other Tunisian parties won the remaining 75 seats.

Following the revolution in Tunisia in 2011, the second parliamentary elections were held on Oct. 6.

*Writing by Davut Demircan

[Photo: Leader and Founder of Ennahdha Party, Rached Ghannouchi. Photo by Mouad888/Creative Commons]

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