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Tunisian PM delegates his powers to focus on presidential race

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed will temporarily delegate his powers to Public Service Minister Kamal Morjane to focus on the presidential campaign and to ensure equal opportunities for all candidates, he said on Thursday.

The Sept. 15 vote follows the death at age 92 last month of Beji Caid Essebsi, the first president to be democratically elected in Tunisia after the popular uprising of 2011.

Reporting by Tarek Amara; Editing by Alexandra Hudson

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