Chahed observatory calls on ISIE to reconsider its decision to eliminate electoral ink | Tunisia News Gazette

Chahed observatory calls on ISIE to reconsider its decision to eliminate electoral ink

The Chahed Observatory for Election Control and Support for Democratic Transitions has called on the Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE) to reconsider its decision to remove indelible election ink in the upcoming municipal election on May 6, 2018.

In a statement made public on Tuesday, Chahed urged the ISIE to quickly proceed with the importation of the electoral ink, believing that the credibility of the elections takes precedence over the election ink that does not exceed 1% of the ISIE budget of the election.

The observatory said it was surprised to see the ISIE camp on its position, despite growing fears of seeing the electoral process deviate from its path.

The organisation emphasises the need to avoid unintended and unilateral decisions that, it said, may compromise the integrity of the electoral process during this delicate phase of Tunisia’s democratic transition.

It also warned against the lack of sufficient means to control the electoral lists and ensure the identity of voters, hence the recourse in 2011 to the election ink.

Source: TAP News Agency

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