Tunisia to Have its First Municipal Elections

Published May 27th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Tunisian voters will head Sunday for the first time to elect their representatives in the local and municipal councils, said ArabicNews.com Saturday. 

The agency quoted a Tunisian official as saying that "these elections are taking place for the first time after changes to Tunisian elections laws, which specify that a minimum of 20% of the seats should be designated for independents and factional opposition and 20% for women and youths." 

The progressive socialist assembly party decided to boycott the elections due to the absence of what they consider "elements of a neutral and clean process in addition to objection against the latest amendments for the electoral laws in Tunis," said the agency, quoting a member of the socialist assembly party - Albawaba.com  

© 2000 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

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