Don't cast doubts on Tunisia vote results: Ghannouchi
"We should not tarnish Tunisia's beautiful image by casting doubts on the poll results," Ghannouchi told the private Almutawasit TV channel late Sunday.

Rachid Ghannouchi, the head of the Islamist Ennahda movement, has called for not casting doubts on the results of Tunisia's presidential election.

"We should not tarnish Tunisia's beautiful image by casting doubts on the poll results," Ghannouchi told the private Almutawasit TV channel late Sunday.

He said that the close vote result between presidential candidates, caretaker President Moncef Marzouki and Beji Caid Essebsi of the Nidaa Tounes party, was a "real victory for Tunisia".

"We have to be proud of this," he said.

Exit polls gave Essebsi around 54 percent of the vote, while Marzouki got nearly 45 percent.

Official results, however, are yet to be announced.

Ghannouchi said that his movement has not supported a certain candidate in the Tunisian presidential election.

Sunday's presidential election is the first in Tunisia since the ouster of long-serving President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in a popular revolution in 2011.

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