Tunisia prepares for Election after death of President Beji

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The people of Tunisia will be going to the polls in less than two months to elect a new leader after the death death of President Beji Caid Essebsi.

Essebsi, the country’s first head of state elected in nationwide polls, died Thursday at the age of 92, which has triggered fears of political unrest in a country seen as a rare success story following the Arab Spring uprisings.

Essebsi’s body was set to be taken from the military hospital of Tunis on Friday to the presidential palace in nearby Carthage for a private burial.

The parliament speaker Mohamed Ennaceur has been sworn in as interim president, who under the constitution has 90 days to organise a presidential election.

Credit: ghanamotion

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