2014 Presidential elections in Tunisia

Collection with 13 media items created by Adeline Bailleul

22 Nov 2014 23:00

Photos of the polling stations in Tunis during the 2014 presidential elections.

With a voter turnout around 64 percent, this election marks the country's first democratic transition of power. Over 80,000 servicemen were deployed to ensure safety at polling stations, where voting went fairly smoothly throughout the day.

Beji Caid Essebsi of the secular Nida Tounes is expected to emerge on top, with Moncef Marzouki of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party following close behind. However, at the close of polling, no candidate seemed likely to have enough votes to win outright, in which case a run-off would take place in December.

Official results are expected to be released Wednesday.

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Title photo for the collection
Tunisia elections 01
Tunis, Tunisia
By Adeline Bailleul
22 Nov 2014

Tunisians rush to a polling center in the suburbs of Tunis to vote in the country's presidential elections.

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Tunisia elections 02
Tunis, Tunisia
By Adeline Bailleul
22 Nov 2014

Tunisians wait for the opening of the polling station.

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Tunisia elections 05
Tunis, Tunisia
By Adeline Bailleul
22 Nov 2014

An officer of the The High Independent Authority for the Elections stands by to help voters get into orderly lines.

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Tunisia elections 06
Tunis, Tunisia
By Adeline Bailleul
22 Nov 2014

A polling station was set up in a school in CitŽ Tadamoune, Tunis.

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Tunisia elections 08
Tunis, Tunisia
By Adeline Bailleul
22 Nov 2014

A young man shows purple ink on his finger, a sign that he voted.

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Tunisia elections 09
Tunis, Tunisia
By Adeline Bailleul
22 Nov 2014

A polling station was set up in a school of CitŽ Tadamoune in Tunis.

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Tunisia elections 10
Tunis, Tunisia
By Adeline Bailleul
22 Nov 2014

A local man votes in the presidential elections.

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Tunisia elections 13
Tunis, Tunisia
By Adeline Bailleul
22 Nov 2014

Men queue to vote in the presidential elections.

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Tunisia elections 14
Tunis, Tunisia
By Adeline Bailleul
22 Nov 2014

A local woman shows her finger stained with purple ink, a sign that she voted.