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The poll, billed as Tunisia's first free presidential election, was the first since Ben Ali was ousted in a popular uprising in 2011. (AFP/File)
18:22 GMT

Tunisian security forces on Monday used teargas to disperse a protest in the southern Gabes province after presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi declared victory in Sunday's presidential runoff.

Voter turnout, the commission added, stood at 60.11 percent of the country's registered voters. (AFP/File)
15:19 GMT

Beji Caid Essebsi of the Nidaa Tounes party was declared winner of Tunisia's presidential runoff with 55.68 percent of the vote.

State news agencies reported a voter turnout of 47 percent. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

The favorite to win Tunisia's first democratic election, presidential hopeful Beji Caid Essebsi, claimed victory not long after the polls closed on Sunday in the country's first-ever democratic election. But interim leader President Moncef Marzouki says it is too early to declare a winner.

Supporters of Beji Caid Essebsi march during an election campaign rally in Tunis, November 21, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:14 GMT

Beji Caid Essebsi claimed victory in the Tunisian elections despite official results not being announced till late Monday.

December 21, 2014

Election officials are counting votes for Tunisia's first democratically elected president. (AFP/File)
19:15 GMT

The polls close in Tunisia's run-off election. Essebsi's campaign is confident of a victory.

Beji Caid Essebsi appears as the front-runner in today's elections (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT

Tunisia ushers in full democracy with run-off Presidential elections four years after uprising.

December 20, 2014

A Tunisian woman exits a Tunis polling station after voting in the first round of presidential elections on November 23, 2014. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

As tomorrow's run-off presidential election approaches, Tunisians are tense. The first round results were tight and the candidates must win the support of Popular Front voters.

December 18, 2014

Tunisia's presidential runoff vote will be held on Sunday inside Tunisia and on December 19, 20 and 21 at voting stations overseas. (AFP/File)
17:41 GMT

The Tunisian army plans to deploy 36,000 troops to secure a presidential runoff vote slated for Sunday, a Defense Ministry spokesman has said

Tunisians celebrate the third anniversary of the Arab Spring, which led to the removal of Zine el Abidine ben Ali from power, January 15, 2014. (AFP/File)
13:04 GMT

When frustrated street vendor Mohammad Bouazizi set himself alight, his actions made way for the Arab Spring. Four years on, was it worth it? Definitely.

December 17, 2014

Family members pray at the tomb of young Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi who started the Arab Spring. (AFP/File)
11:12 GMT

By setting himself alight four years ago, street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi paved way for the Arab Spring. Little did he or the policewoman who slapped him know what would happen next.

December 12, 2014

Hamadi Jebali, a former prime minister, announced Thursday that he was stepping down from the party as he no longer agreed with its policies. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

The secretary general of Tunisia’s Ennahda Islamic Movement has tendered his resignation as the leader of the country’s most prominent political party.

December 10, 2014

Could Hend Sabry be pregnant with her third baby? (Image: Hendsabry.com)
13:36 GMT

The Tunisian actress appears to be baking a little bun in the oven for the third time.

December 8, 2014

She's sexy, and she shows it! Check out Menna Shalabi's new tattoo! (Image: Barlamane)
10:50 GMT

Written "Huriyah" in Arabic or "Freedom" as it means in English, the actress's new body ink has fans goin' cray-cray.

December 7, 2014

The new president of the Tunisian Assembly Mohamed Ennaceur  gives his first speech, in the presence of his deputies Abdelfattah Mouro and Faouzia Ben Fodha, during a plenary session on December 4, 2014 in Tunis. (Photo: AFP)
19:29 GMT

The Tunisian electoral commission has announced that polling stations will be open to voters in the country’s presidential runoff election later this month.

December 2, 2014

Newly-elected MPs attend the inaugural session of Tunisia's parliament in the capital, Tunis, on December 2, 2014. (AFP/file)
18:11 GMT

Tunisia’s new parliament has held its inaugural session, marking the North African country’s first national assembly meeting since the 2011 ouster of former dictator, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.