Tunisian President Beji Caïd Essebsi dies at 92( with agency report)

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has died after being hospitalized with a severe illness. In 2014 he became the countrys first democratically elected leader, following the Arab Spring. Tunisias president, Beji Caid Essebsi, passed away Thursday at a military hospital, the North African countrys presidency announced. He was 92. Essebsi, the oldest head of state after Britains Queen Elizabeth II, was hospitalized with a severe illness in late June and returned to intensive care on Wednesday evening at the Tunis military hospital. In a statement, the Tunisian presidency called for…

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