People react after exit poll results were announced in a second round runoff of the presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
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As the crowds gathered outside the ornate, colonial-era theater in Tunis' Bourguiba Street after exit polls declared a landslide election win for Kais Saied late Sunday, Amel Bahrini decided she had to be there.Exit polls said about 90 percent of young voters backed Saied -- a surge of generational excitement that Bahrini and many of the other students standing outside Manar University Monday compared to the 2011 uprising that inspired the Arab Spring.Now, after years of economic malaise and coalition governments featuring many of the old politicians prominent in Ben Ali's day, they have helped elect a man who walked with the protesters during the revolutionary nights of 2011 .
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