President Essebsi – level 3

31-07-2019 07:00

Last month, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi was hospitalised with a serious illness.  Last Thursday, people announced his passing, but the statement did not give a cause of death. He died at the age of 92.

In 2011, Essebsi became the country’s interim leader after the Arab Spring and three years later, people elected him president, and he became the country’s first democratically elected one. He was also the oldest head of state after Queen Elizabeth II.

The president’s office said that a burial ceremony would soon be announced.

Difficult words: passing (a death, dying), interim (only for some short period of time).

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