State funeral for Tunisia's Essebsi as new polls loom

July 28, 2019

Tunisia is gearing up for snap elections as early as September following the death of Essebsi amid uncertainty over who could step forward to run the birthplace of the Arab Spring uprisings. (Photo: AFP)

Thousands of Tunisians on Saturday attended the funeral of president Beji Caid Essebsi as the North African nation gears up for snap elections as early as September to defend the democratic gains of the Arab Spring.

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