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Vol 60 No 16

Published 9th August 2019


New faces, old enmities

Candidates are lining up for the first round of presidential poll now scheduled for 15 September. The smart money is on Defence Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi to succeed President Béji Caïd Essebsi (BCE), who died on 25 July. Zbidi could stand as an independent supported by BCE's fractured Nidaa Tounès (NT), Afek Tounès and other middle-of-the-road advocates of 'stability'.

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