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Intel: Conservative law professor wins landslide in Tunisia presidential runoff


A conservative law professor known for his probity and prudish views on same-sex relationships was elected in a landslide in today’s presidential runoff in Tunisia. Exit polls from Sigma Conseil showed Kais Saied winning with 77% of the vote compared with 23% for media magnate Nabil Karoui. 

Max Gallien, an analyst who closely monitors Tunisia, noted that another exit poll by Emrhod Consulting suggests that Saied won every single governorate and was particularly strong in the country’s south. 

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