Wife of Tunisia's late president Essebsi dies on election day
September 15 2019 11:35 AM
Beji Caid Essebsi and Chadlia Saida Farhat in Sweden on a state visit
Beji Caid Essebsi and Chadlia Saida Farhat in Sweden on a state visit. File picture

dpa/Tunis

The wife of Tunisia's late president Beji Caid Essebsi died on Sunday, as Tunisians were voting to elect his successor less than two months after his death.
Chadlia Farhat, Essebsi's widow, died at the age of 83, Tunisia's state news agency TAP reported without details.
Her son, Hafedh, confirmed her death in a Facebook post.
She died at a military hospital in Tunis to which she had been transferred Saturday after suffering an unspecified health problem, Tunisian media reported. Tunisia's presidential elections, originally scheduled for November, were pushed forward after Essebsi, the country's first democratically elected president, died on July 25, five months before the end of his term. He was 92.



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