Tunisia declares Dec. 17 national holiday to mark 2011 uprising

Tunisia's president Kais Saeid on Tuesday commemorated the start of the 2011 uprising that toppled former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, vowing to honour the demands of the revolution.

Saied, an independent academic has made few statements since he took office in November. He took over from the Caid Beji Essebsi government that took over after Ben Ali was ousted.

"Despite the manipulations of opponents and the conspiracies that are prepared in the dark, I will meet your demands, all your …

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