New Tunisian President Takes Oath of Office


Kais Saied has been sworn in as the new Tunisian President after his surprise election victory over champions of the political establishment.

Saied, who won the overwhelming support of younger voters in the October 13 runoff election, was sworn in before members of the constituent assembly and other top state bodies.

The conservative academic with no previous political experience swept 72.71 percent of the vote in the election.

The October poll followed the death of Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia’s first president freely elected by universal suffrage.



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