A court in Tunisia has refused to rule on a request to release jailed media mogul, Nabil Karoui, who is due to take part in a presidential run-off expected sometime in October.
He and another political outsider, Kais Saied, saw off a crowded field of 24 other candidates in the first round of voting on Sunday.
Mr Karoui was detained last month on charges of money laundering and tax fraud, which he has denied.
He was still able to stand for election despite his arrest but he was not allowed to vote. He began a hunger strike earlier this month to demand his freedom.