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President of Tunisia .. Qais Said sworn in the seat of parliament


Tunisian President-elect Qais Said was sworn in Wednesday at the headquarters of the People's Assembly in Tunis.

In a speech, Qais Said stressed that what Tunisians are experiencing today stunned the world by respecting legitimacy and leading a real revolution with the tools of legitimacy.

Said takes office for a five-year term, becoming Tunisia's second democratically elected president after the Jasmine Revolution.

The first round of Tunisian presidential elections was held on September 15, following the death of President Beji Kaid Essebsi on July 25, forcing the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) to expedite the date of the presidential elections scheduled for November. To exceed the constitutional period of the interim president of 90 days.

A statement by the People's Assembly said last week that "the Office of the Parliament (the highest structure) considered the decision of the Independent High Electoral Commission, to declare the final results of the second round of presidential elections 2019, and decided to hold the plenary session devoted to the swearing-in of the President of the Republic on Wednesday" .

On Thursday, the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) officially announced that Saeed was elected president with 72.71 percent of the vote.

The presidential election marked a new step on a smooth democratic transition in Tunisia, an exception compared to other Arab states, which also saw popular protests topple their ruling regimes, including Egypt, Libya and Yemen.

Source: aljazeera

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