Tunisia’s Presidential Elections’ Outlook: Essebsi’s Almost Guaranteed Victory

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MEA Risk says the first round of the Tunisian presidential elections turned out to be democratic, transparent, free, and trouble-free. Although the two competing candidates had an important 6% difference in the results, Tunisian law requires a second round to close the contest. Elder Statesman Beji Caïd Essebsi received 39.46% of the votes, while rival and current president Moncef Marzouki gathered 33.43% of the votes. Still some 37.1% of the voters have abstained.

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