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JUST IN: Tunisia’s President, Beji dies at 92

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Tunisia’s 92-year-old president, Beji Caid Essebsi is reportedly dead, Reuters is reporting.

Mr Essebsi was taken to a military hospital on Wednesday, the son of the president said, the second health crisis for the leader in a month.

The presidency was not immediately available for an official comment.

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”.

But the president had only appeared twice since leaving the hospital on July 1.

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