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Exiles return to Tunisia


One person who could figure in Tunisia’s political future is Moncef Marzouki.

The former political exile and opposition leader has been given a tumultuous homecoming.

He has already declared he will run for the presidency.

“I am filled with national pride and great happiness to see that all these mafia gangs who have ruled our country and been supported by some people are now on the run while I, who had to flee, a fugitive, today I am welcomed by my people,” he told a crowd as he landed in Tunis.

Marzouki, leader of the centre-left secular Congress for the Republic, had been in exile in France for more than 20 years.

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