September 15, 2019 / 6:36 PM / 3 months ago

Spokesman for Tunisian candidate Karoui says he is through to next round

A supporter of presidential candidate Nabil Karoui holds a leaflet during a campaign in Tunis,Tunisia September 10, 2019. Picture taken September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

TUNIS (Reuters) - A spokesman for the detained media magnate Nabil Karoui said on Sunday that he has advanced to a second-round run off in Tunisia’s presidential election along with another candidate.

“Today Tunisians said their word and wanted to change the power system... we have to respect the will of the people... Nabil Karoui will be in the second round... we won,” Hatem Mliki, a spokesman for Karoui, told reporters.

Reporting By Tarek Amara, writing by Angus McDowall; editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise

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