ISIE unveils cost of December 17 legislative elections

The Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE) has unveiled its financial estimates for the cost of the December 17 legislative elections.


In an interview with TAP Monday, ISIE spokesperson, Mohamed Tlili Mnasri mentioned two assumptions: the first provides for holding the election in a single round. In such a case, the cost of the election would be 40 million dinars. The second assumption is where there would be a second round. In this case, the cost will be around 70 million dinars.


Mnasri said the cost of the July 25 Referendum was 40 million dinars, adding the electoral commission draws up its final financial report at the end of each electoral process, and that it has no problem with the issue of funding and expenses in relation to the Ministry of Finance were disbursed according to the needs and requests of the ISIE.


Regarding the dates of announcement of the results of the parliamentary elections, the spokesperson for the ISIE said the final results of the first round will be announced on January 19, 2023 in case the winners have secured the majority of votes. Otherwise, the commission will proceed to a second round in the event that one or more winners have not secured the majority of votes in the constituencies in which they stood candidate.


He added that the final results of the second round will be proclaimed on March 3, 2023, saying that the commission has a bound jurisdiction to appeal the results, which is a constitutional right guaranteed for all participants in the elections.


As for the electoral dispute, the official spokesperson for the ISIE said that there is no change compared to the electoral events held previously, stressing that the electoral dispute is an integral part of the field of intervention of the administrative court in its first instance and appeal phases.


Source: Tap News Agency