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Veteran Politician Essebsi Claims Victory in Tunisia Ahead of Official Vote Count

Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi claimed victory in Sunday's first free presidential run-off vote, seen as the last step in Tunisia's shift to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. However, bitter rival Moncef Marzouki refused to concede defeat ahead of the release of official results on Monday. Tunisia's electoral commission said it would announce official results at 8 p.m. local time (2000 GMT) on...

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