Tunisians vote for new leader in presidential election

Tunisians have been voting in a presidential election on Sunday as they choose a new leader following the death of Beji Caid Essebsi. This is the second time Tunisia is holding a free presidential election since 2011 when an uprising toppled ex-president Ben Ali. There are no overwhelming front-runners in this election though. Polling stations opened at 07:00 GMT at most polling centres. There are 26 candidates vying for the presidency including Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and two former prime ministers. There is also a former president and the defence…

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