Tunisia holds state funeral for President Essebsi

Tunisia is bidding farewell to President Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday with a state funeral. Essebsi died on Thursday aged 92, after suffering from an illness. He was prominent in the Tunisian political history after taking over as an elected president in 2014. Essebsi came into office following the Arab uprisings across the region which forced former Tunisian President Zine el-Abedine Ben Ali out of office in 2011 after 23 years in office. He was first drafted in as premier after Ben Ali’s fall. Essebsi in 2012 founded the secular…

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