A representative for detained media magnate Nabil Karoui said he had scored “an impressive win”, while conservative law professor Kais Saied, said his performance marked “a new revolution”.
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi had been hospitalised with a severe illness in late June and was returned to intensive care on Thursday.
Tunisia’s secular Tahya Tounes party, founded this year, elected Prime Minister Youssef Chahed as its President on Sunday, confirming expectations of his leadership months before parliamentary and presidential elections.
Tens of thousands of people in cities across Algeria called on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to leave office in the country’s biggest anti-government demonstrations since the Arab Spring eight years ago.
Egyptian security forces have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza, the ministry of interior said on Saturday, a day after a deadly bombing on a Vietnamese tourist bus in Giza killed four people.