88-Year Old Man Becomes Tunisia’s President

December 31, 2014 5:40 pm
Beji Caid Essebsi, 88, is the new Tunisian president.
Essebsi was sworn in today as Tunisia’s first freely elected president. He was the
speaker of parliament under President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. He pledged
to work towards national reconciliation shortly after taking his oath of
office.
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