Tunisian leader celebrates expected referendum win

 Tunisian leader celebrates expected referendum win

The Tunisian president, Kais Saied, has been celebrating his apparent victory in a referendum on a new constitution that gives him almost unlimited powers.

Mr Saied appeared in front of jubilant supporters in the early hours of the morning – after an exit poll indicated that more than 90% of those who had voted had supported the president’s plan.

But turnout was low – less than 30%.

Mr Saied said it would have been higher if voting had taken place over two days.

He promised that Tunisia would now enter a new phase after a decade of political deadlock that followed the Arab Spring of 2011.

BBC

Tunisian leader celebrates expected referendum win