Tunisia’s Kais Saied has won the presidential run-off with 76.9% of total votes cast. Official results are however, yet to be published.
He was up against media mogul Nabil Karoui, 56, who campaigned from prison after being arrested on charges of money laundering and tax fraud.
After exit polls were released, Mr Saied appeared in front of jubilant supporters in Tunis and thanked “young people for turning a new page” in Tunisia’s history.
Mr Karoui, who was freed by court order just four days ago, came second in the first round of voting.