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Latest update : 2009-10-26

Ben Ali makes it five in a row

As Tunisia's Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali secured a fifth term in office, the only surprise was his failure to secure 90% of the vote. FRANCE 24's special correspondent in Tunis sent us this report on a landslide victory that had never been in doubt.

Our guests today are John Entelis, professor of political science and director of the Middle East Studies Program at Fordham University, New York, and Mélissa Bell, FRANCE 24's special correspondent in Tunisia.

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