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Tunisia's Old Regime Hopes Makeover Can Win it the Election

By Clip Syndicate
Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi is hoping to convince voters to look past his more recent job -- speaker for the autocratic Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who rigged elections to rule for 24 years until the country threw him out in 2011. Tunisia's presidential elections on Sunday highlight its successful shift to democracy and a new constitution. But the race between Essebsi and incumbent President Moncef Marzouki, the human rights activist named president after the first free election of 2011, is also dominated by questions over the return of those close to Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia.








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