October 14, 2019 / 4:35 PM / a month ago

Official results show Kais Saied won Tunisian presidential election

Nabil Baffoun, President of the Independent Higher Authority for Election, speaks during the announcement of the results of a second round runoff of a presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

TUNIS (Reuters) - Kais Saied won Sunday’s presidential election in Tunisia, taking 72.71% of votes, the electoral commission said in a televised statement on Monday, giving its own official preliminary results.

Saied’s opponent Nabil Karoui conceded defeat earlier on Monday and the electoral commission said turnout was 55% of the vote.

Reporting By Angus McDowall

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