Tunisia’s Kais Saied won the presidential election with 76.9% of votes, according to state television.
Kais Saied, 61, got more than 50 percent ahead of Nabil Karoui, a media mogul who was prosecuted for tax evasion. He had 23.11% of votes.
The announcement elicited tears of joy from supporters of Saied in the streets of Tunis. But official results will only be available from Monday.
The independent candidate thanked “the young people who opened a new page of history”, in front of his supporters in a hotel in central Tunis shortly after the announcement of his victory on Sunday.