Neutrality, good organization and strong civic commitment; that is what characterized the Independent Higher Authority for Elections (ISIE) and the Independent Regional Authorities for Elections (IRIEs), according to a report from the electoral observation mission of the European Union (MOE-EU) in Tunisia.
The electoral day was “well organized” and took place in a climate of “respect“, supported Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroek, leader of MOE-EU in Tunisia when presenting the report of the organization on the development of the ballot in the country.
“ISIE has once again showed independence, impartiality and competence, and its regional divisions also showed their neutrality, good organization and strong civic commitment“; it is what can be read in the report of MOE UE.
“The practice of expression and meeting freedoms is guaranteed“, MOE UE still noted, pointing out that “the great majority of breaches raised by the controllers of ISIE or noticed by MOE-EU were of minor importance“.
Regarding media coverage of the candidates by the public media and a part of the private media, it was judged “well-balanced, particularly through interviews carried out in an impartial way“.
For the voting and counting operation, it was considered as “positive or very positive“, according to the declaration document of MOE-EU.
Original text by: Blaise AKAME