Tunisia election: A chance for political newcomers?
09 November 2019 | 12:25 pm
Tunisians will elect a new parliament on Sunday, and all indications point to heavy losses for establishment parties. Young, independent candidates could reap the benefits, reports Sarah Mersch from Tunis.
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