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Tunisian parliament speaker to be sworn in as interim president after president's death

Reuters , Thursday 25 Jul 2019
Mohamed Ennaceur
Tunisia's parliament speaker, Mohamed Ennaceur (Photo: Courtesy of his official Facebook page)
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The speaker of Tunisia's parliament, Mohamed Ennaceur, will be sworn in as interim president later on Thursday, the deputy parliament speaker said, following the announcement of the death of 92-year-old president Beji Caid Essebsi.

The prime minister also declared seven days of national mourning.

A source Ennaceur's swearing in would take place at 1300 GMT. 

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