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President of Tunisia

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Kais Saied: President of Tunisia
Kais Saied is a former professor of constitutional law who ran as an Independent in the 2019 Tunisian presidential election and was elected the 6th President of Tunisia on 13 October 2019.

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Tunisia dismisses foreign, defense ministers: statement

Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has dismissed the foreign and defense ministers after consultation with the newly elected President Kais Saied, a statement on the presidency's website said on..
Reuters - Published

Political outsider Kais Saied sworn in as Tunisia's president

political outsider kais saied sworn in as tunisia's president
Kais Saied, a political outsider and retired law professor, was sworn in as Tunisian president on Wednesday after he won a landslide victory in this month's election. Saied's win delivered a heavy blow..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

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Tunisia election: new President Saied promises to fix economy [Video]Tunisia election: new President Saied promises to fix economy

Tunisia's newly elected president Kais Saied won by a landslide and offers new hope that ailing economy will be fixed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:52Published

Exit polls project Saied to become Tunisia's new president [Video]Exit polls project Saied to become Tunisia's new president

Independent candidate Kais Saied forecast by polling agencies to win presidential runoff by a landslide.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:03Published

 

Tunisia's new president sworn in after surprise election win

Tunisia's new President Kais Saied took the oath of office on Wednesday after his surprise election victory over champions of the political establishment.
France 24 - Published

How publicity-shy professor Kais Saied became Tunisia's president

A former law lecturer seems an unlikely choice to win the hearts of young Tunisians voters who want jobs.
BBC News - Published

Tunisia's next president: Kais Saied wins 72% of votes, electoral commission confirms

tunisia's next president: kais saied wins 72% of votes, electoral commission confirms
Conservative political outsider Kais Saied was given a sweeping mandate to be Tunisia's next president, thanks largely to young people who flocked to his side. The country's electoral commission..
WorldNews - Published

Hailing 'new revolution', political outsider Saied elected Tunisia's president

Kais Saied, a political outsider who is backed by Islamists and leftist and wants to remake national politics, won a landslide victory in Tunisia's presidential election which he hailed as a "new..
Reuters - Published

Conservative academic Kais Saied elected president of Tunisia with 72.71 percent of vote

Conservative political outsider Kais Saied has won Tunisia’s presidential election by a landslide taking 72.71 percent of the votes, the North African country’s electoral commission said Monday.
France 24 - Published

Official results show Kais Saied won Tunisian presidential election

Kais Saied won Sunday's presidential election in Tunisia, taking 72.71% of votes, the electoral commission said in a televised statement on Monday, giving its own official preliminary results.
Reuters - Published

New Tunisian leader rode wave of youth excitement to presidency

As the crowds gathered outside the ornate, colonial-era theater in Tunis' Bourguiba Street after exit polls declared a landslide election win for Kais Saied late on Sunday, Amel Bahrini decided she had..
Reuters - Published

Timeline: Tunisia's bumpy path to democracy

Tunisians have elected retired law professor Kais Saied as president, rejecting the North African country's old governing elite.
Reuters - Published

Tunisia's Nabil Karoui concedes election defeat to Kais Saied

Nabil Karoui on Monday conceded defeat in Sunday's presidential election, issuing a statement of congratulations to his opponent Kais Saied, whom exit polls had earlier showed winning by a landslide.
Reuters - Published

Saied supporters hail revival of Tunisia's 2011 revolution after poll

Supporters of retired law professor Kais Saied celebrated into Monday morning after exit polls indicated he won Tunisia's presidential election, a victory they hailed as a revival of the 2011..
Reuters - Published

Tunisia Polls Suggest Conservative Professor Wins Election

tunisia polls suggest conservative professor wins election
A conservative, Islamist-backed law professor looked set to assume Tunisia’s presidency after polling agencies suggested he overwhelmingly won Sunday’s runoff election in the country that unleashed..
WorldNews - Published

Thousands of Saied supporters celebrate his projected presidential win

Thousands of supporters of presidential candidate Kais Saied thronged the grand boulevards of central Tunis in celebration late on Sunday after two exit polls said he was elected by a landslide.
Reuters - Published

Exit polls project Tunisian landslide win for independent Kais Saied

Independent candidate Kais Saied won a landslide victory in Sunday's presidential election in Tunisia, two exit polls projected, although no official results had yet been announced.
Reuters - Published

Exit poll shows Saied winning Tunisian election: Mosaique FM

Tunisia's Mosaique FM radio cited an exit poll by the polling company Emrod as giving Kais Saied 72.53% of votes in Sunday's presidential election runoff against Nabil Karoui.
Reuters - Published

Voting ends in Tunisian presidential election runoff

Voting ended at 1700 GMT on Sunday in the decisive round of Tunisia's presidential election between media mogul Nabil Karoui and independent candidate Kais Saied, a retired law professor.
Reuters - Published

Tunisia election: Nabil Karoui and Kais Saied vie for presidency

Tunisians are choosing between a flamboyant media mogul, and a law professor nicknamed "the robot".
BBC News - Published

Mistrust of elites fuels rise of Tunisia's presidential hopefuls

mistrust of elites fuels rise of tunisia's presidential hopefuls
Political newcomers Kais Saied and Nabil Karoui offer vision of employment, education and improved infrastructure. ......
WorldNews - Published

Explainer: How has the detention of a key candidate affected Tunisia's election?

Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui was freed on Wednesday after spending the election campaign in a prison cell, though he managed to come second in the first round and now faces a runoff..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: How can Tunisia hold an election runoff with one candidate in jail?

Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui has spent the entire election campaign in a prison cell but still managed to come second in the first round and now faces a runoff with independent lawyer..
Reuters - Published

Tunisia’s presidential vote pits professor vs. prisoner

tunisia’s presidential vote pits professor vs. prisoner
The professor refuses to campaign for president and the prisoner cannot, yet both are running for Tunisia's highest office. Tunisian voters sent two political outsiders into the presidential runoff,..
WorldNews - Published

Exclusive: Tunisia presidential run-off vote set for October 13

The second round of voting in Tunisia’s presidential election, pitting law professor Kais Saied against imprisoned media mogul Nabil Karoui, will be held on October 13, the head of the country’s..
France 24 - Published

In Tunisia, Saied says rival's imprisonment makes him uncomfortable

Tunisian presidential candidate Kais Saied said on Thursday he was uncomfortable that his rival, media tycoon Nabil Karoui, was still in prison nearly three weeks before a presidential election run-off..
Reuters - Published

Moderate Islamist Ennahda backs Saied in Tunisia's presidential run-off

moderate islamist ennahda backs saied in tunisia's presidential run-off
Tunisia's largest political party, moderate Islamist Ennahda, will back former law professor Kais Saied in a presidential election run-off, it said on Thursday, potentially boosting his chances against..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Tunisia confirms Saied, Karoui to contest presidential runoff vote

tunisia confirms saied, karoui to contest presidential runoff vote
Tunisia's electoral commission said on Tuesday law professor Kais Saied and detained media mogul Nabil Karoui won the most votes in Sunday's presidential election, beating veteran political leaders to..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Kais Saied and Nabil Karoui head to run-off in Tunisian presidential election

Official results in Tunisia’s presidential election confirmed Tuesday a duel in the second round between law professor Kais Saied and imprisoned media mogul Nabil Karoui.
France 24 - Published

Outsider leads after Tunisia presidential poll deemed 'political earthquake'

Law professor and political outsider Kais Saied on Monday led Tunisia’s presidential polls with two-thirds of the votes counted, the electoral commission said, after the country’s second free vote..
France 24 - Published

'Slap' to establishment as outsider leads Tunisia's presidential poll

Political outsider Kais Saied was leading Tunisia's election with just over a quarter of votes counted, the election commission said Monday, in the country's second free presidential vote since the..
France 24 - Published

Tunisian establishment reels as outsiders claim election win

tunisian establishment reels as outsiders claim election win
TUNIS (Reuters) - Two political outsiders appear to have stunned Tunisia's political establishment, claiming victory after Sunday's first round of a presidential election. With formal results yet to be..
WorldNews - Published

Tunisian candidate Kais Saied says exit poll shows him leading

Tunisian presidential candidate Kais Saied said on radio on Sunday that an exit poll showed he was ahead after the first round of voting, with the top two candidates to advance to a second round.
Reuters - Published

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