Law Professor Kais Said wins Tunisian presidential election

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Sun, 13 Oct 2019 - 08:00 GMT

Tunisian presidential candidate Kais Saied casts his vote at a polling station during a second round runoff of a presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Amine Ben Aziza

Tunisian presidential candidate Kais Saied casts his vote at a polling station during a second round runoff of a presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Amine Ben Aziza

CAIRO - 13 October 2019: Academic Law professor Kais Said won the Tunisian presidential election as he garnered 75 percent of votes in the runoff, beating his rival businessman Nabil Karoui, announced Tunisian state-owned T.V. on Sunday evening.

In the first round of the election, Karoui and Said were qualified to run-off; Said obtained 60,000 votes mostly from the youth who were the key factor behind his success.

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