Blog piece by Ulrika Nilsson
On the 15th September Tunisians took to the polls in their second free and fair Presidential election since the revolution in 2011. Just as earlier polls had indicated, the vote came out in favour of two populist but polar opposite candidates, both representing a rejection of the establishment and political stalemate. Nabil Karoui, the media mogul often cited as Tunisia’s Silvio Berlusconi, won 15.5% of the vote. Kaïs Saïed, a constitutional law professor nicknamed ‘Robocop’ for his monotone use of classical Arabic in speeches, won 19.5%.