Tunisia: Call for taking into consideration right of women voters in rural and border areas to take part in election campaigns

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Tunisia: Call for taking into consideration right of women voters in rural and border areas to take part in election campaigns

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The preliminary report on the observation of the elections, based on gender, conducted by the Tunisian Mediterranean Centre (TUNMED), called all the candidates to take into account the right of women voters in rural and border areas to take part in election campaigns, TUNMED Director Ahlem Nessiri said on Monday.

The report also laid emphasis on the importance of guaranteeing the right of people with special needs and with disability to participate in the elections, in addition to respecting the right of the civil society organisations to observe the election process, Nessiri pointed out at apress conference held in Tunis.

She indicated that the report also called the Independent higher Authority for the Elections (ISIE) members to assign supervisers around the polling centres to counter the various violations and to ensure parity in the appointment of heads of polling centres and stations, in consecration of the principle of equality as stated in the Constitution.

Click here to read the full article published by Agence Tunis Afrique Press on 7 October 2019.

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