Tunisia - Oct 22, 2011 - 18:12
The head of Tunisia's ISIE polling commission has urged the government not to intervene or risk jeopardising Sunday's vote.
"The only organisation that has the authority to issue information about voting is the high commission for elections and no-one else," Kamel Jendoubi told reporters in Tunis.
Jendoubi was reacting to a statement by a foreign ministry official on Friday which he said created the impression that the ministry rather than the ISIE "is running the election".
"I would strongly advise the ministry of foreign affairs that it has nothing to do with the election process.
"If any representative of the government intervenes, that could jeopardise the credibility of this election," the election chief added. [AFP]