Tunisia presidential vote heads into close run-off

November 24, 2014 2:53 PM

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TUNIS (Reuters) - An official under former hardline ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali appears set for a close run-off in presidential polls with a rival who says he represents the 2011 "Arab Spring" uprising that toppled him.

Preliminary results in the country's first presidential ballot since the uprising are expected later on Monday. But the parties of two frontrunners said initial tallies showed they would face off in next month's second round.

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