Tunisia Elects 1st Post Revolution President


About 54% of the electorate took part in the electoral process with no reports of any violence.

This is Tunisia's first presidential election since the 2011 "Arab Spring" that triggered uprisings across the region.

Interim President Moncef Marzouki and anti-Islamist leader Beji Caid Essebsi were touted as the favorites in a field of more than 25 candidates.

Both campaigns claimed to have won the most votes but admitted that a second round of voting in December was likely.

The official results are due out later this week.

If no candidate wins more than 50%, a run-off will be held on 31 December.

The poll forms part of a political transition after the revolution that ousted Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

By Rehema Juma

Source: BBC News

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