16:31 - October 14, 2019
News ID: 3469660
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Palestinian resistance movements Hamas and Islamic Jihad congratulated Kais Saied on winning Tunisia’s presidential election.


In separate statements, the two movements hoped that the election result would lead to Tunisia’s further progress and development.

They also hailed the incoming president’s support for the Palestinian cause.

Tunisia’s electoral commission was expected to confirm on Monday that voters gave conservative political outsider Kais Saied a sweeping mandate to be the next president, thanks largely to young people who flocked to his side.

In a contest that reflected Tunisia’s shifting post-revolution political landscape, Saied, an independent, scooped up more than 70 per cent of the vote, polls showed — sweeping aside his rival, charismatic media magnate Nabil Karoui.

“He was elected very comfortably,” political scientist Selim Kharrat said.

With his three million estimated votes, Saied won double that of all 217 politicians combined who were elected in October 6 general elections.

Tags: IQNA ، Tunisia ، Palestine
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