Tunisia - Fourteen challenges against the provisional results of the parliamentary runoff were lodged with the Administrative Court on Wednesday and Thursday, press officer at the court Faisel Bouguerra told TAP.

The verdict of the hearings that will take place Thursday will be announced on Friday, he added. Two more hearings will be held on Friday and Saturday.

Bouguerra said the filing of challenges will continue in accordance with the provisions of the Organic Law on Elections and Referendums.

According to Article 145 of the electoral law, the provisional results of the elections can be appealed before the administrative court, within a maximum period of three days from the date of their posting at the headquarters of the Election Authority.

The president of the panel dealing with the case sets a hearing within three days of the date on which the appeal was lodged.

The Chamber takes the case under advisement and delivers its judgment within a maximum of five days from the date of the hearing.

The Independent High Authority for Elections announced on Monday 30 January the preliminary results of the second round of legislative elections held on Sunday, January 29.

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