Anti-Islamist Essebsi wins Tunisia presidential vote

Anti-Islamist politician Beji Caid Essebsi won Tunisia`s presidential election with 55.68 percent of the vote, beating incumbent Moncef Marzouki, the electoral commission said Monday.

Anti-Islamist Essebsi wins Tunisia presidential vote

Tunis: Anti-Islamist politician Beji Caid Essebsi won Tunisia`s presidential election with 55.68 percent of the vote, beating incumbent Moncef Marzouki, the electoral commission said Monday.

Essebsi, an 88-year-old veteran of previous governments, becomes the first president freely elected by Tunisians since independence from France in 1956.

He clinched 1.7 million votes against Marzouki`s more than 1.3 million in Sunday`s runoff election, electoral commission chief Chafik Sarsar told a news conference.

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