The vote is set for nearly a year and a half after President Kais Saied suspended the Ennahda-dominated assembly and sacked the government, later pushing through a constitution enshrining his rule.
Saida Akremi, wife of former deputy chairman of the Ennahda party Noureddine Bhiri, has started a hunger strike to protest his continued detention.
The former justice minister and deputy leader of Tunisia’s Ennahdha party, Noureddine Bhiri, has been refusing food and medication in hospital, a local human rights group said.
Tunisia's national prevention of torture body said authorities have not provided any information on the arrest of former deputy president of the Ennahda party.
President Kais Saied issues orders that strengthen powers of his office at the expense of government and allow him to legislate by decree, prompting immediate opposition from political rivals.
A large mix of candidates is getting ready to run for Tunisia’s presidency in what is set to be a highly competitive and unpredictable ballot, the second democratic presidential poll after the first historic elections in 2014.
Simon Slama believes his candidacy is helping to change all that and has already removed fears for Jewish Tunisian citizens.
The leader of Tunisia's Ennahdha Party Ghannouchi says while the region was now entering a "new era of democratic transition,” the process of democratisation had been more successful in Tunisia than in other countries.
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