Former Tunisian President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali died in exile in Saudi Arabia after
a conflict with the disease, Tunisian media reported on Thursday.
That the former president of Tunisia died Tunisian president at the age of 83 in Saudi Arabia, according to Mosaïque FM website.
His lawyer, Mounir Ben Salha confirmed on September 12 that Ben Ali had suffered a health crisis that obliged him to be admitted to the hospital.
At that time the lawyer told Tunisian Radio Mosaic FM "In response to the news that President Ben Ali is sick, he is indeed sick and hospitalized in a health crisis".
Ben Ali, born on September 3, 1936. He served as President of Tunisia from November 7, 1987 to January 14, 2011. Ben Ali is the second President of Tunisia since its independence from France in 1956 after Habib Bourguiba.
Bourguiba appointed Ben Ali as Prime Minister. A month after later in November 1987 in a bloodless coup, it was declared that President Bourguiba was incapable of assuming the presidency.
He was re-elected by an overwhelming majority in all presidential
elections, the latest of which was on 25 October 2009.