Amid accusations of smear campaigns and corruption, there’s no clear front-runner. However, PM Youssef Chahed, jailed media magnate Nabil Karoui and Abdelfattah Mourou of the moderate Islamist party Ennahdha are getting particular attention, AFP said.
In addition to Tunisia’s deep economic woes, security is a major concern amid extremist tensions along borders with Algeria and Libya.
Chahed’s main competitor is his own defense minister, Abdelkrim Zbidi, who calls himself independent but is supported by several centrist parties, including that of late President Beji Caid Essebsi.
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