The mistakes noted in the decisions published on the website of the Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE) and mentioned by civil society associations are typographical errors that have been quickly rectified, said Anis Jarboui, member of the commission, noting that these will have no impact on the results and the number of declared seats.
Jarboui told TAP Monday these “mistakes occurred after the drafting of no less than 349 decisions within a few hours of the announcement of election results.”
He recalled that such mistakes were made during the 2014 parliamentary elections despite the small number of constituencies (27) and results, compared to the May 6 municipal elections.
“Only 45 remedies were filed on 2074 lists, which shows the success of the municipal polls,” he said, noting that the majority of appeals are not about results.
Civil society associations and activists had published last Saturday a statement to point “mistakes noted in the results of municipal elections in both figures and text,” regretting the lack of transparency about some results.
The signatories of the declaration considered that the electronic system of the ISIE failed to provide the most basic tools for the management and monitoring of the electoral process.
They also noted a “rush” in the publication of these decisions. 3An overhaul of all ISIE news releases is now essential,” said the signatories.
-Tunisia News Agency