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Talk:2014 Tunisian presidential election

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cleanup needed...Edit

Article 57 (external link at Constitution of Tunisia) clearly talks about a presidential election being obligatory within 45-60 days. It also forbids the acting President from dissolving the lower house of parliament (Chamber of Deputies). It would be difficult to hold a general election, i.e. for members of the lower house of parliament, without dissolving it first AFAIK. Maybe due to further action from the streets, there will be pressure to drop the present constitution and have a general election along with the presidential election. However, for the moment, that would crystalballing it seems to me.

So we probably need some renaming/moving/splitting. Or else keep a single page until things become clearer. But at least until we have some sources, we have no evidence that a general election will be held in 2011 - in possible violation of the Constitution. Boud (talk) 21:42, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

You seem to be right. However, since Ben Ali announced to hold general elections within six months, he might already have dissolved parliament before resigning. --Roentgenium111 (talk) 18:22, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
Another complication is that Tunisians such as Moncef Marzouki are not terribly convinced that the present constitution and electoral system have much chance of giving free and fair elections, and the protests do not seem to have stopped. Chances are that opposition groups may insist on many changes that are not exactly what the Constitution says, but which sound more reasonable and will be forced on the government by popular pressure. i guess for the moment, we should go by what is available in RS's without crystalballing - i.e. for the moment we only know that there should be a presidential election within 45-60 days of 15 Jan. Unless someone finds a RS that talks about a general election. Boud (talk) 22:44, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

I came to this page without much background in Tunisian politics, and frankly I found it incomprehensible. You do not have a simple, clear narrative of what happened. For example, you start talking about the Troika without any explanation of what that is. Who is, or was, Mohamed Brahmi? When was Marzouki elected? (Suddenly you call him the incumbent president-- how did that happen?) What is the point of the second paragraph under Background? And the fourth paragraph... I have no idea when it is taking place. Some of the verb tenses seem to be wrong, which adds to the confusion.Pdronsard (talk) 02:40, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Voting MethodEdit

Tunisia currently uses top-two runoff to elect its president. In so far as an unorganized opposition can hardly win in a top-two runoff election, is there any discussion in Tunisia to change its voting system? Top-two runoff works only when there are only two frontrunners. Otherwise, top-two runoff can lead to erratic results. (See: French presidential election, 2002) Markus Schulze 13:25, 27 January 2011 (UTC)


It should be merged with following article, as it covers same elections,_2011 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:12, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Requested moveEdit

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. Vegaswikian (talk) 21:53, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Tunisian general election, 2011Next Tunisian general election – or any more appropriate name. There won't be any general election in 2011 so this title is inaccurate and misleading. — abjiklam (talk · stalk) 22:01, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Support. Common sense and follows the practice of Next Australian federal election. Jenks24 (talk) 21:52, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
  • If that's the case, shouldn't you update the article to say so? Currently the article says 23 October 2011, with no hint that there are further delays. (talk) 11:40, 4 October 2011 (UTC)
I think you might confuse the general election, which so far has not been sceduled, with the Tunisian Constituent Assembly election, 2011. — ABJIKLAM (t · c) 13:37, 4 October 2011 (UTC)
I see - in that case the article still needs some work, as the difference is not obvious on first reading. (talk) 10:40, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
The article definitely needs more work, but I've changed the introduction so hopefully it is now clearer. — ABJIKLAM (t · c) 20:54, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.


Ballot paperEdit

How about including this ballot paper in the article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:49, 30 November 2014

I thought about including it, but I'm unclear about copyright laws. Abjiklɐm (tɐlk) 12:20, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Include it. Moorrests (talk) 19:02, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Only 27 candidates 'allowed'?Edit

"27 candidates were allowed to run, out of the 70 who applied". It would be informative if someone knowledgeable could expand on this. Allowed to run by who? On what grounds where some not allowed? What are the appropriate laws or conventions in this regard? (talk) 22:20, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

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