Nabil Karoui

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Nabil Karoui
نبيل القروي
Karoui in 2009
Personal details
Born (1963-08-01) 1 August 1963 (age 57)
Bizerte, Tunisia
Political partyHeart of Tunisia (from 2019)
Other political
Nidaa Tounes (2012–2017)
Independent (2017–2019)
Alma materAix-Marseille University
ProfessionBusinessman, politician

Nabil Karoui, (born 1 August 1963) is a Tunisian businessman and politician. Karoui is CEO of Karoui & Karoui World and owner of the Tunisian television station Nessma. He is known as the "Tunisian Berlusconi".[1]

Karoui unsuccessfully ran for President in the 2019 election.[2]

Karoui was charged with money laundering in July 2019.[3] He was arrested on August 23, 2019 following a warrant by the Tunis Court of Appeal.[4]

Karoui received 525,517 votes in the first round of the 2019 election, coming in second place and moved on to face professor Kaïs Saïed in the second round.[5] He lost the run-off to Saïed on 13 October 2019.

References[change | change source]

  1. Mathieu Galtier (25 August 2019). "Tunisie : le favori de la présidentielle arrêté à trois semaines du scrutin". (in French). Retrieved 28 August 2019..
  2. "Tunisie : le parti du candidat arrêté accuse le Premier ministre". (in French). 24 August 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2019..
  3. "Nabil Karoui inculpé en Tunisie". (in French). 9 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019..
  4. "En Tunisie, l'arrestation du candidat Nabil Karoui bouleverse la campagne présidentielle". Le Monde (in French). 23 August 2019. ISSN 0395-2037. Retrieved 24 August 2019..
  5. "Tunisia elections: 'Robocop' and 'Berlusconi' head to second round". Middle East Eye. Retrieved 17 September 2019.