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Exit polls suggest challenger has won Tunisia presidential election
Exit polls suggest challenger has won Tunisia presidential election

Exit polls in Tunisia suggested that a figure associated with the regime overthrown in 2011 won Sunday’s presidential poll, but his rival refused to concede defeat and official results were not expected until later in the week. At least two exit polls indicated that Beiji Caid Essebsi, 88, had outpolled incumbent Moncef Marzouki by as many as 10 percentage points in a landmark vote to choose the North African country’s first freely elected president since it gained independence nearly 60 years ago. Unlike many of its neighbors, Tunisia avoided a collapse into chaos in the aftermath of an uprising four years ago that kicked off the Arab Spring revolts across the region. But...

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