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Tunisian PM Chahed submits bid in crowded race for presidency

09 Aug 2019

TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, leader of the secular Tahya Tounes party, on Friday submitted his candidacy for the presidential election expected next month, making him a likely frontrunner in a crowded field.

Tunisian defence minister Zbidi submits bid to run for president

07 Aug 2019

TUNIS Tunisian Defence Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi submitted his candidacy for a presidential election on Sept. 15 as an independent on Wednesday and said he would resign from government.

Tunisia's moderate Ennahda VP Mourou to run in presidential elections

07 Aug 2019

TUNIS Tunisia's biggest political party Ennahda named a candidate for presidential elections on Tuesday, the first time the moderate Islamist party has put up a nominee for the post since the country transitioned to democracy after the 2011 revolution.

Tunisia bids farewell to president Essebsi at state funeral

27 Jul 2019

CARTHAGE, Tunisia Tunisians bid farewell to their first democratically elected president Beji Caid Essebsi at a state funeral on Saturday attended by foreign leaders including French President Emanuel Macron and Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. | Video

Mourning leader, Tunisians look forward to smooth transition

26 Jul 2019

BAB ALIOUA, Tunisia Tunisians mourning President Beji Caid Essebsi voiced pride on Friday at measures under way to choose his successor, saying his work guiding the country to democracy after a 2011 revolution helped make a peaceful handover of power possible.

Tunisia's Essebsi shaped transition since overthrow of Ben Ali

25 Jul 2019

TUNIS Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who helped shape his country's democratic transition after a 2011 revolution ended decades of authoritarian rule, has died, the presidency said on Thursday. He was 92.

Tunisia's Essebsi, leading figure in shift to democracy, dies at 92

25 Jul 2019

TUNIS Tunisia’s 92-year-old president, Beji Caid Essebsi, who helped guide the North African country's transition to democracy after a 2011 revolution, died on Thursday and the country set in train a process towards picking his successor.

Tunisia's Essebsi shaped transition since overthrow of Ben Ali

25 Jul 2019

TUNIS Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who helped shape his country's democratic transition after a 2011 revolution ended decades of authoritarian rule, has died, the presidency said on Thursday. He was 92.

Obituary: Tunisia's Essebsi shaped transition since overthrow of Ben Ali

25 Jul 2019

TUNIS Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who helped shape his country's democratic transition after a 2011 revolution ended decades of authoritarian rule, has died, the presidency said on Thursday. He was 92.

OBITUARY-Tunisia's Essebsi shaped transition since overthrow of Ben Ali

25 Jul 2019

TUNIS, July 25 Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who helped shape his country's democratic transition after a 2011 revolution ended decades of authoritarian rule, has died, the presidency said on Thursday. He was 92.

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