September 15, 2019 / 5:28 PM / a month ago

Polls close in first round of Tunisian presidential election

A man casts his vote in a polling station during presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia, September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

TUNIS (Reuters) - Polling booths closed at 6 pm (1700 GMT) in Tunisia on Sunday after voting in the first round of a presidential election in the young democracy.

The head of the electoral commission had earlier called for young voters to head to the polls, with turnout standing at only 27.8% by 3pm.

Reporting by Angus McDowall; Editing by Jan Harvey

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