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Tunisia presidential campaign gets under way

Beji Caid Essebsi speaks with journalists during a press conference in Tunis on October 26, 2014Campaigning began Saturday for a presidential election in Tunisia, birthplace of the Arab Spring, with secularist Beji Caid Essebsi seen as the frontrunner after his party won milestone parliamentary polls. Despite his age — Essebsi turns 88 six days after the November 23 vote — he is confident he will win after his Nidaa Tounes party came on top in last Sunday’s legislative election, beating the Islamist Ennahda movement. In an interview with AFP Essebsi, a pillar of the old guard, said he will fight to gain an absolute majority in the vote. Essebsi leads a field of 27 candidates including incumbent Moncef Marzouki, woman magistrate Kalthoum Kannou and former ministers of ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

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