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Academic wins Tunisia presidential poll by a landslide: State TV

AFP  |  Tunis 

- Conservative academic Kais Saied on Sunday won a landslide victory in Tunisia's presidential runoff, sweeping aside his rival, media magnate Nabil Karoui, state television Wataniya said.

It said he scooped almost 77 per cent of the vote, compared to 23 per cent for Karoui.

of the victory triggered celebrations at the retired law professor's election campaign offices in central Tunis, as fireworks were set off outside and supporters honked car horns.

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First Published: Mon, October 14 2019. 02:20 IST