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Moncef Marzouk


Moncef Marzouki is the Tunisian President.

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Created: 13th Dec 2011
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Moncef Marzouk
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Date of Birth: Jul/7/1945
Gender: male
Place of Origin: Tunisia

Moncef Marzouki is the leader of the center-left party CPR (Congress For the Republic) and the fifth Tunisian President since December 12, 2011.

In 2001, Marzouki founded the Congress for the Republic Party (CPR), which took the second most number of seats (29) in the October 23rd Constituent Assembly elections.

October 21st, 2011 marked the last official day of the electoral campaign, and the Congress for the Republic held their closing rally in the Labor Stock Market office in downtown Tuesday. Party leader Moncef Marzouki delivered an emotional but upbeat message focusing on overcoming the challenges left to Tunisians after 23 years of dictatorship.

After the revolution of January 14, the CPR emerged on the political stage and received its authorization on March 8th, 2011. According to the party, its main target is to ensure “the sovereignty of the people, the dignity of the citizen and the legitimacy of the state.” The party is known as being against the interference of money in political life. Moncef Marzouki accused Ennahda, the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) and the Free Patriotic Union (UPL) of buying votes.

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