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Polls Close in Tunisian Election

Polling stations across Tunisia closed on Sunday, marking the end of a presidential run-off election that completes the country's transition to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising which ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. The polls closed at 6 p.m. local time and election workers began counting votes and collecting papers. In the first round of voting in November, the frontrunner Beji Caid Essebsi, a former Parliament Speaker under Ben Ali, won 39 percent of...

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