Tunisia: Kais Saied is projected winner
14 October 2019 | 11:25 am
Conservative academic Kais Saied, who is poised to become Tunisia's next president, has thanked the "young people for turning a new page" in the country's history. The independent candidate won more than 70% of the vote.
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