TUNIS, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Moncef Marzouki was sworn in on Tuesday as Tunisia's new president before the country's Constituent Assembly, almost a year after the ouster of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and the collapse of his 23-year- old regime.
Tunisian television broadcast the inauguration ceremony live on Tuesday morning.
Marzouki, a former rights activist, announced he would temporarily resign from his party, the Congress for the Republic, to become the "president of all Tunisians."
He also pledged he would "guarantee the country's interests, laws and institutions."
Marzouki was elected on Monday by the 217-member Constituent Assembly with a majority of 153 votes.