|23 October, 2019

Political outsider Kais Saied sworn in as Tunisia's new president

Saied's victory delivered a heavy blow to a governing elite

Tunisia's elected president Kais Saied takes the oath of office at the Assembly of People's Representatives in Tunis, Tunisia October 23, 2019.

Tunisia's elected president Kais Saied takes the oath of office at the Assembly of People's Representatives in Tunis, Tunisia October 23, 2019.

Reuters/Zoubeir Souissi

TUNIS - Kais Saied, a political outsider and retired law professor, was sworn in as Tunisian president on Wednesday after he won a landslide victory in this month's election.

Saied's victory delivered a heavy blow to a governing elite accused of failing to improve living standards or end corruption since the 2011 revolution that introduced democracy and ushered in the North African country.

(Reporting By Tarek Amara; Editing by Jon Boyle) ((tarek.amara@thomsonreuters.com;))

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