Tunisia’s electoral commission announced Thursday it wants the first national election since the toppling of the country’s longtime strongman delayed for three months.
According to CBS News, the commission wants to hold the vote for a constituent assembly on Oct. 16 instead of in July to allow organizers more time.
Larbi Chouikha, a member of the commission said, “We didn’t issue this report with a joyous heart, but keeping July 24 [as the date] would have been much worse.”
The electoral commission talked about “numerous shortcomings and deficiencies” in the organization of the election, one being that about 3 million Tunisians aren’t included on the electoral database and hundreds of thousands others don’t have any, or valid, identity cards.
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