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Official results show Kais Saied won Tunisian presidential election

Official results show Kais Saied won Tunisian presidential election
Nabil Baffoun, President of the Independent Higher Authority for Election, speaks during the announcement of the results of a second round runoff of a presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi -
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ZOUBEIR SOUISSI(Reuters)
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TUNIS (Reuters) – 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.

Saied’s opponent Nabil Karoui conceded defeat earlier on Monday and the electoral commission said turnout was 55% of the vote.

(Reporting By Angus McDowall)

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