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)

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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