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Tunisia PM designate to form technocratic government without parties

10 Aug 2020

TUNIS Tunisia's prime minister-designate said on Monday he would form a purely technocratic government following wrangling among political parties over the formation of the country's next administration.

Tunisia president designates new PM amid hopes of ending political crisis

25 Jul 2020

TUNIS Tunisian President Kais Saied on Saturday designated the interior minister as the new prime minister to succeed Elyes Fakhfakh, who resigned over allegations of a conflict of interest, the presidency said.

Public debt, populism and protests as Tunisia faces crisis

17 Jul 2020

TUNIS The collapse of Tunisia's shortest-lived government since its 2011 revolution has plunged its young democracy into a new crisis after successive failures by elected leaders to turn political freedom into economic success.

Tunisian PM resigns triggering political crisis

15 Jul 2020

TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh stepped down on Wednesday, plunging the country into a political crisis as it tries to weather the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tunisia PM will reshuffle cabinet amid row with moderate Islamist Ennahda party

13 Jul 2020

TUNIS Tunisia's Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said on Monday he will conduct a cabinet reshuffle in the coming days amid a row with the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, in what appears to be a step to remove Ennahda ministers in the government.

Tunisian parties seek to oust parliament speaker, Islamists want new government

12 Jul 2020

TUNIS At least five Tunisian parties plan to launch a vote of no confidence in parliamentary speaker Rached Ghannouchi who has been accused of partisan interests, while members of his moderate Islamist Ennahda party have called for a new government, escalating the country's political crisis.

Police, job-seeking protesters clash in Tunisian city of Tataouine

22 Jun 2020

TUNIS Demonstrators threw stones at police and blocked roads in the southern Tunisian city of Tataouine on Monday, drawing salvoes of tear gas to disperse them, in an escalation of protests over high unemployment, witnesses said.

Tunisia's PM decides against relying on more external debt, will freeze salaries

15 Jun 2020

TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said on Sunday he had decided against the use of more external debt and that all new expenses that arise for the country would be funded only through internal loans.

Tunisia relaxes curfew with virus outbreak slowing

13 May 2020

TUNIS Tunisia shortened its nightly curfew on Wednesday after three consecutive days without recording any new coronavirus cases and as the government relaxes a general lockdown.

UPDATE 2-Tunisia tourism could lose $1.4 bln, govt seeks loan guarantee to issue bonds

15 Apr 2020

TUNIS, April 15 Tunisia's vital tourism sector could lose $1.4 billion and 400,000 jobs this year due to the new coronavirus pandemic, an official document showed, as the country seeks a loan guarantee from bilateral partners to issue sovereign bonds this year.

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