Largest party calls for dialogue after the president sacked PM and suspended parliament causing a constitutional crisis.
Layli Foroudi is a freelance journalist based in Tunis.
Tunisian migrants and asylum seekers being held on boats off the coast of Italy have drowned or attempted suicide.
As Europe becomes the epicentre of new coronavirus, Tunisia cautiously watches with 24 cases confirmed in the country.
The vote is Tunisia’s second presidential election since the 2011 revolution.
Leading candidate in Tunisia’s presidential election is currently in jail facing money laundering, tax evasion charges.
Many younger people do not trust the political class and are frustrated by the lack of gains since the revolution.