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Vol 60 No 19

Published 27th September 2019


Into the unknown

Polar opposites face each other in the presidential run-off. All they have in common is their disdain for the political establishment

The first round of the presidential polls on 15 September was – as predicted – a slap in the face for the post-revolution political establishment. Two extremes topped the poll: devout Muslim law professor Kaïs Saïed, who campaigned with no political support machine whatsoever; and his polar opposite, the fiercely ambitious media mogul Nabil Karoui, sometimes known as 'Tunisia's Berlusconi'.

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