Tunisan President Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi dies

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25 July 2019

The 92-year-old politician was admitted to a military hospital on Wednesday after suffering a "severe health crisis". He was previously treated by medics in June and had only appeared twice since leaving hospital on 1 July, APA reports citing Sputnik.

President Beji Caid Essebsi has passed away, his office announced Thursday.

"This morning, on Thursday, 25 July, 2019, the president of the republic, Beji Caid Essebsi, passed away in a military hospital in Tunis", a statement on Facebook read.

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