First democratically elected leader of North African country, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, died on Thursday at the age of 92.
The veteran politician, the oldest head of state after Queen Elizabeth II, came to power in 2014, three years after the rise of the Arab Spring, which overthrew the long-time despot, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and sparked revolts in several Arab countries.
“Things are not going well,” the leader’s son, Hafedh Caid Essebsi said on Thursday after he was readmitted, He was hospitalized with a serious illness at the end of June and was reinstated in intensive care on Thursday.
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27 September, 2019