Anti-Islamist Essebsi leads Tunisia presidential vote: Results

 The head of Tunisia`s anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party, Beji Caid Essebsi, leads the country`s presidential election with 39.46 percent of votes, six percentage points ahead of incumbent Moncef Marzouki, results showed Tuesday.

Tunis: The head of Tunisia`s anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party, Beji Caid Essebsi, leads the country`s presidential election with 39.46 percent of votes, six percentage points ahead of incumbent Moncef Marzouki, results showed Tuesday.

Because there was no outright winner, a second round of voting will now be held, with the date depending on any appeals, the head of the ISIE elections body Chafik Sarsar told reporters.

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