Ben Ali Comes to Power in Tunisia

In 1987, Tunisia's long-serving president was toppled in a political coup, and replaced by his prime minister - by Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

(Photo: Former Tunisian Prime Minister Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali (4th R) smiles to the cheering crowd 07 November 1987 in Tunis after being sworn in as President of Tunisia.)
(Credit: JOEL ROBINE/AFP/Getty Images)

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