Tunisian official proposes delaying elections

May 22, 2011 19:50


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TUNIS - The president of Tunisia's independent election committee, Kamel Jandoubi, proposed postponing an upcoming election to Oct. 16, citing operational reasons.

Speaking on Sunday at a press conference, Jandoubi said it would be impossible to have elections on the expected date of July 24. "The time would not be enough to prepare all that is necessary for transparent elections," he said.

He said: "Personally, I propose the date of October 16."

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