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Veteran Essebsi wins Tunisia's first free presidential vote

Veteran Essebsi wins Tunisia's first free presidential vote

(Reuters) - Veteran Tunisian politician Beji Caid Essebsi won the country's first free presidential election, in the final step of a transition to democracy after an uprising that ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. Essebsi beat rival and incumbent Moncef...

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Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election, rival contests

Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election, rival contests

(Reuters) - Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi declared victory in Sunday's presidential run-off vote, seen as the last step in Tunisia's shift to full democracy four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Official results are not due until Monday...

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Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off

Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off

(Reuters) - Tunisians began voting on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's last steps to full democracy nearly fours years after an uprising that toppled autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new progressive constitution and a full...

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Tunisia deploys 36,000 troops for presidential runoff

Tunisia deploys 36,000 troops for presidential runoff

The Tunisian army plans to deploy 36,000 troops to secure a presidential runoff vote slated for Sunday, a Defense Ministry spokesman has said. "Around 28,000 soldiers will be used to secure polling stations, while 8,000 others will be deployed in rapid reaction units,"...

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