Parliamentary election candidate Yeah Loumi, right, of the Kalb Tounes (The heart of Tunisia) party, talks with man in a cafe outside Tunis, Oct.1, 2019. The party leader, Nabil Karaoui, will be released soon, according to a spokesman.
TUNIS, TUNISIA – A spokesman for the Tunisian presidential candidate jailed since August says he will be freed, four days before the vote.
Nabil Karaoui, a media magnate accused of money laundering and tax fraud, is expected to leave jail later Wednesday, said Jaouhar Mghribi, a top official in Karaoui’s party.
The second round of presidential voting is scheduled for Sunday.