Resigned scholarly Kais Saied is set to progress toward becoming leader of Tunisia, leave surveys recommend.
The survey said the law teacher, 61, had verified 76% of the votes. No official outcomes have been distributed.
He was facing news big shot Nabil Karoui, 56, who crusaded from jail subsequent to being captured on charges of illegal tax avoidance and duty extortion.
He denies the charges and authorities have cautioned he may request, contending he has not been permitted a reasonable crusade.
Mr Karoui, who was liberated by a court request only four days back, came next in the first round of democratic, with 15.6% of the vote to Mr Saied’s 18.4%.
The ‘robot’ and the pasta head honcho liberated from prison
Tribute: The world’s most seasoned sitting president
Tunisia’s exclusive radio station Mosaique FM cited an individual from the nation’s Independent Higher Authority for Elections, Adel Brinsi, as saying that turnout has “surpassed half”.