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Tunisia: Kaïs Saïed elected president with 72.71% of the vote - RFI


In Tunisia, the victory of Kaïs Saïd is confirmed by the body in charge of elections, Isie. The university wins the presidential election with

By RFIPosted on 14-10-2019Modified on 14-10-2019 at 20:55

In Tunisia, the victory of Kaïs Saïd is confirmed by the body in charge of elections, Isie. The university won the presidential election with 72.71% of the vote in the second round of presidential Sunday. He won 2.77 million votes against 1 million for his opponent, the controversial businessman Nabil Karoui.

According to the body in charge of elections, Kaïs Saïed obtained more than 2.7 million votes or 72.71% of the vote, far ahead of Nabil Karoui who gets 27.29% of the vote. This confirms the trends delivered, Sunday evening, by two pollsters.

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Even before this official publication of the results, Nabil Karoui, in a statement, hailed the victory of his challenger. The businessman promises to support Kaïs Saïed who will " complete the democratic transition and especially to revive the economy that plunders the country, " he said.

For his part, Kaïs Saïed received, this Monday, several private visits. This 61-year-old lawyer, who does not enjoy the apparatus of a classical political party, is well aware that, given the high expectations of Tunisians, his mandate will be difficult, especially as regards " the fight against corruption. Recognizes a source in his entourage.

Another difficulty to come, that of the discussions with a divided National Assembly and which must quickly form a government.

Congratulations from France

French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated Tunisia's new president, Kaïs Saïed. In a telephone interview , he presented her " wishes for success for Tunisia, " said the French presidency. The French president "told Kaïs Saïed of his desire to continue and expand the close partnership that exists between France and Tunisia, for the benefit of both peoples, especially their youth ", can read in the communiqué from the Presidency.

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    Source: rfi

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