October 6, 2019 / 7:11 PM / a month ago

Exit poll shows Islamist Ennahda party first in Tunisia election

Rached Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda party, shows his ink-stained finger as he poses with his daughter after casting his ballot at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in Tunis,Tunisia October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Ennahda party gained most votes in Sunday’s parliamentary election, an exit poll by Sigma Conseil broadcast by state television showed.

The poll showed Ennahda with 17.5% of the vote and its main rival, the Heart of Tunisia party of detained media mogul Nabil Karoui with 15.6% of the vote.

Reporting by Tarek Amara; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Alison Williams

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