Tunisians in France cast ballots for Tunisian presidential vote

  • Sunday 15, September 2019 07:25 AM
Sharjah 24 – AFP: Tunisians in the Pantin suburb of Paris cast their ballots as the country prepares to hold its second free presidential election by universal suffrage since the 2011 uprising. This polling centre is the largest in the Paris region, which in total has approximately 13,000 registered voters spread across nine polling stations.
Badreddine Ettih, resident of Marne-la-Vallée, 34, engineer pointed out, "I think it's important because it's a part of the democratic process in Tunisia. Today in Tunisia they have had some elections and then because of those elections we are going to have a more mature democracy than before."

Abdessalem Merhebene, Franco-Tunisian, resident of les Hauts-de-Seine said, "The most imporant thing for us is to have a change, each time we come to vote, it's because we hope to have something new for Tunisia, to have a new government and to have younger people in government, to have a change in mentality and to have a future for our people."

Sondes Graiet, student has also added, "It's a very, very important day for our country, for the future of Tunisia and as a Tunisian woman I am proud to vote, to choose our future president."