(TAP) - Large crowds of men, women and young citizens gathered Saturday morning at the Habib Bourguiba
Avenue downtown Tunis to bid farewell to President Beji Caid Essebsi, who had died on July 25 Tunis at the age of 92, TAP correspondent reported.
Rabat Essebsi began his political career under president Habib Bourguiba
after Tunisia gained independence from France in 1956.
He was a veteran politician who served as an adviser to former Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba
, and held a number of key jobs under Bourguiba
and later under Ben Ali.
, acting director of crisis and disaster management at the general directorate of operations, said the rescue team pacified the panicking girls and provided more oxygen inside the narrow elevator before they began the evacuation process.
Thirteen years after his death, Habib Bourguiba
has returned to the avenue that bears the late president's name in downtown Tunis.
He was a follower of Tunisia's post-independence leader Habib Bourguiba
Pour la premiere fois depuis l'independance en 1956, les Tunisiens, qui ont ete diriges par deux presidents, Habib Bourguiba
, le [beaucoup moins que] pere de l'independance [beaucoup plus grand que] depose le 7 novembre 1987 par un coup d'Etat de son Premier ministre, et Zine El Abidine Ben Ali jusqu'au 14 janvier 2011, pourront choisir librement, parmi 27 candidats, leur President.
Le ministre de la Culture, Mourad Skalli et le ministre de l'Enseignement superieur et de la Recherche scientifique et technologie de l'information et de la communication, Tawfik Jelassi ont pris part a la commemoration de la 111eme anniversaire du leader Habib Bourguiba
Meanwhile, Reuters news agency reports that in a separate incident police captured a man who tried to blow himself up at the tomb of former President Habib Bourguiba
in Monastir, a town about 20km further South along the coast from Sousse.
on the Muslim Brotherhood When Tunisia's former president Bourguiba
was asked, 'What it is between you and the Muslim Brotherhood?', you won't believe his answer.
The Tunisian Revolution whose first spark was the self-immolation of a street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi from the south western town of Sidi Bouzid on December, 17, 2010 swept across the region and inspired other uprisings in the region to be followed by Egypt toppling Hosni on January 25 and Libya on February 18, 2011 that ousted Muammar Gaddafi Ordinary Tunisians, people from civil society accompanied by their children, and representatives of political parties trickled to the symbolic Avenue Habib Bourguiba
to mark the occasion.