Outsiders Surge in Tunisia Presidential Polls
|09/16/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Two candidates who claim they will win through to Tunisia’s presidential runoff — a conservative law expert and an imprisoned media mogul —
could hardly be more different, but both bill themselves as political outsiders.
Nabil Karoui, behind bars since August 23 on charges of money laundering, is a populist showman whose political colors changed with the times, culminating in the launch of his Qalb Tounes (Heart of Tunisia) party just months ago.
Maverick Kais Saied, meanwhile, is an academic committed to social conservatism who has ploughed his own furrow.
Nicknamed “Robocop” due to his abrupt, staccato speech and rigid posture, the read more >>>