The results of a referendum on the country’s new constitution was rejected by five Tunisian parties on Wednesday.
The National Campaign to Overthrow the Referendum, a coalition of five Tunisian parties announced their rejection of the referendum in a press conference held in the capital Tunis.
Members of the coalition are the Republican Party the Democratic Current, the Democratic Forum for Labor and Liberties, the Workers Party, and the Qutb Party.
94.6 percent of voters backed the new constitution during Monday’s referendum with a voter turnout of 30.5 percent, according to Tunisia’s electoral commission.
Issam Chebbi, Secretary-General of the Republican Party, told, “Around 75 percent of Tunisian voters did not participate in the referendum.”
He termed the low voter turnout as a “slap to anyone who wanted to obtain an allegiance.”
The Electoral Commission was accused by Chebbi of “altering the voter turnout from 27.5 percent to 30.5 percent by adding 400,000 voters who participated after the polls were closed.”
No comment was made from the commission on the accusation.