New Tunisia President Kais Saied sworn in after poll victory

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Tunis, Tunisia Updated: Oct 23, 2019, 06:25 PM(IST)

Saied dismissed the moves as "wretched and worthless", mockingly saying that if they wanted to meet they could do so "in a spaceship". Photograph:( AFP )

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President Kais Saied took the oath of office on Wednesday after his surprise election victory. 

Tunisia's new President Kais Saied took the oath of office on Wednesday after his surprise election victory over champions of the political establishment.

Saied, a conservative academic with no previous political experience who won the overwhelming support of younger voters in an October 13 runoff, was sworn in before members of the constituent assembly and other top state bodies.

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