Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tunis votes with Ben Ali sure of fifth presidential term

Tunisians voted Sunday in a general election with President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali all but certain to win a fifth term in office after two decades in power. Ben Ali, 73, is being challenged by three other candidates in his bid for a fifth term, the last under the constitution of 2002 which allows successive mandates but sets the age limit in elections to 75. After ruling the north African country for 22 years, Ben Ali faces a difficult economic climate in spite of prudent financial management. Raw images and soundbites. Duration: 01:07

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