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Tunisia’s Prime Minister To Run For Presidential Election

PARIS, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 15: Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed looks on as he arrives for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Presidential Palace on February 15, 2019 in Paris, France. Chahed on a two-day official visit to Paris. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Thursday announced that he will submit his candidacy papers for the presidential election scheduled for September.

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“It’s a big responsibility to be a candidate in the presidential election,” Chahed said at a special meeting of the national council of his party Tahya Tounes in Tunisian capital.

He added that he wanted, through this candidacy, to break with the system of old laws that is currently shackling Tunisia, stressing at the same time that he is the candidate of the “national forces.”

Chahed is expected to submit his candidacy file to the Independent High Authority for Elections on Friday.

The number of candidates who submitted their candidacy papers for this early presidential election rose to 57.

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