Local elections: campaigning to get underway Saturday

Tunisian voters will head to polls next December 24 to elect the 2,434 members of the 297 local councils. The elected officials will, in their turn, select their peers in the National Council of Regions and Districts created under Juyl 25, 2022 Constitution.

The campaign of local elections – the first of their kind in Tunisia – is set to start on Saturday, December 2, in 2,155 constituencies and run until December 22. Electoral silence will then follow.

In the runup to local elections, the Independent High Authority for Elections (French: ISIE) issued three reguatory decisions in relation to rules organising the campaign, the funding of election expenses and the media coverage of the campaign.

The election commission is in charge of monitoring the media coverage of the campaign after annulment of the decision involving the Independent High Authority of Audiovisual Communication (HAICA).