Sunday, April 29, 2018

Tunisia Security, Military Vote at Polls for 1st Time
2018-04-29 23:59:3
Editor: Li Xia

Tunisian soldiers guard a polling station in Tunis, capital of Tunisia, on April 29, 2018. Tunisian soldiers and police participate in voting for municipal elections, which will kick off on May 6, for the first time in Tunisian history.(Xinhua/Adele Ezzine)

TUNIS, April 29 (Xinhua) -- About 60,000 Tunisian security and military agents visited 359 voting offices on Sunday to cast their ballots for the first time for the municipal election.

The polling took place one week earlier than that of civilians.

Mohamed Tlili Mansri, president of the Independent Higher Authority for Elections said it is also the first local election since 2011.

The results of security and military agents will remain preserved and closed in the polling centers and will be mixed with the ballot of civilian votes on May 6, in order to ensure the discretion.

The Tunisian municipal election campaign has already started on April 15 and will end on May 4, 2018, thus giving way to the "election silence" of a day before the May 6th election.

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