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Tunisia's milestone presidential vote likely to yield runoff
Tunisia's milestone presidential vote likely to yield runoff

Marking a milestone in what has been a challenging but largely successful democratic transition, Tunisians on Sunday voted for a head of state for the first time since a popular uprising nearly four years ago. With more than two dozen candidates contesting the presidency and more than 50% of the vote required for an outright win, the race was considered likely to go to a runoff next month. The front-runner is Beji Caid Essebsi, 87, whose faction garnered the largest share of seats in last month’s parliamentary vote, but he faces a strong challenge from interim President Moncef Marzouki, who was a well-known human rights campaigner. Essebsi has ties to the previous regime...

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