Tunusian President Beji Essebsi Dies at 92

President of Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi

Tunisia’s president Beji Caid Essebsi has died at the age of 92

He was admitted to the Military hospital on Wednesday

Beji Caid Essebsi  became  the fifth President of Tunisia in December 2014 until his death.

He  served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1981 to 1986 and as Prime Minister from February 2011 to December 2011.

Hafedh Caid Essebsi the president’s son said that Essebsi was hospitalized on Wednesday after he suffered the effects of last month’s crisis, confirming an earlier report on local radio.

Essebsi, a major player in the country’s transition to democracy since 2011, had been hospitalised late last month and spent a week in hospital after suffering a “severe health crisis”.


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