Iran felicitates Tunisians on successful presidential elections

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham described the election as an important achievement of the Tunisian Revolution.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham congratulated the Tunisian nation and government on holding the recent presidential election successfully.

Afkham congratulated the Tunisian nation and government on successful holding of the presidential election and described it as a stabilizer of the democratic process in that country and an important achievement of the Tunisian Revolution.

Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi won Tunisia’s first free presidential election, beating rival and incumbent Moncef Marzouki with 55.68 percent of the vote against 44.32 percent, official results showed on Monday.

The ballot marked the final step in Tunisia’s transition to democracy after an uprising that ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011 and inspired the Arab Spring revolts across North Africa and the Middle East.

Essebsi, a former official in Ben Ali’s one-party administration, recast himself as a technocrat.

   
   

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