Tunisia is gearing up for its presidential elections on October 25. The election campaign started on October 11, but not all political parties and politicians are able to join the fray. One of those parties is Attajdid (The Renewal), whose posters were absent from the elections banners. The party has also been prevented from starting its election campaign. And if this is not enough, the authorities have censored the party’s mouthpiece “Attariq Al Jadeed” (The New Way) without a convincing reason as explained by blogger Sofiene Chourabi :
On the other hand, the pictures of the candidate of the ruling party – Tunisian president Zine El Abidine ben Ali  – were everywhere, and sometimes illegally. He also made several appearances on TV to promote his campaign, and that is not allowed as stated in the electoral code. Kisses from Tunisia  wrote about this and showed pictures from the electoral code and pictures of the ruling party candidate campaigning for his party on a private TV channel.