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Legislative part of municipal elections, ready (ISIE)

The legislative part of the 2018 municipal elections is ready, President of the Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE) Mohamed Tlili Mansri said, estimating that the phase of candidatures’ acceptance is the guarantor of the electoral operation’s transparency.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Mansri pointed out the importance of the decisions of candidatures’ acceptance, as it will show ISIE’s readiness on the one hand and the extent of interaction of parties, independents and candidates with the authority’s decisions.

Besides, he indicated that the ISIE will host at the regional level open meetings with all candidates for the municipal elections so as to simplify the procedures to follow and remove any ambiguity regarding the electoral operation.

The official affirmed that while drafting the candidatures guidebook for the 2018 municipal elections, the authority had relied on the provisions of the Constitution, the electoral law and the public law’s decrees and regulations, including the penal law that sets the candidature terms and conditions.

The ISIE had set up the date of the municipal elections for May 6. The security and military forces will vote on April 29.

Applications will be submitted on February 15-22 and the final lists will be announced not later than April 4.

Source: TAP News Agency

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