Essebsi faces Marzouki in second round runoff


Beji Caid Essebsi, the candidate of the secular Nidaa Tounes will incumbent interim President, Moncef Marzouki of the centre-left Congress for the Republic (CPR) in a second round runoff for the presidential election on 28th December.

Beji Caid Essebsi secured 39.46% of the vote whilst Moncef Marzouki took 33.43% according to the electoral commission. None of the other 25 candidates secured more than ten percent of the vote in last Sunday’s first round of voting.

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