88-year-old Essebsi sworn in as Tunisia president

Tunisia`s 88-year-old anti-Islamist Beji Caid Essebsi was sworn in as the country`s first freely elected president at a ceremony in parliament on Wednesday.

Tunis: Tunisia`s 88-year-old anti-Islamist Beji Caid Essebsi was sworn in as the country`s first freely elected president at a ceremony in parliament on Wednesday.

The election of Essebsi, a veteran of previous regimes, is seen as a landmark for the birthplace of the Arab Spring, where dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was toppled four years ago.

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