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Tunisian parliament rejects government, coalition building must restart

10 Jan 2020

TUNIS Tunisia's deeply fragmented parliament on Friday rejected a proposed new government in a confidence vote, meaning a complex coalition-building process will need to restart with urgent economic reforms at stake.

Tunisian PM designate expects government next week - Reuters interview

03 Dec 2019

CARTHAGE, Tunisia Tunisia's prime minister-designate Habib Jemli expects to form a government next week with political independents holding most of the important portfolios, he said on Tuesday.

Tunisia's PM-designate promises to revive hope for frustrated youth, reform state firms

17 Nov 2019

Tunisia's next government should focus on reforming the faltering economy and restoring hope among frustrated youth,

Ennahda's choice Jemli tapped to be Tunisia PM, faces big challenge

15 Nov 2019

TUNIS A former junior minister faces the challenge of creating a ruling coalition in economically troubled Tunisia after the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, which took most seats in last month's election, tapped him as prime minister on Friday.

Tunisia's parliament picks moderate Islamist party leader as speaker

13 Nov 2019

TUNIS Tunisia’s new parliament on Wednesday elected Rached Ghannouchi, leader of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, as its speaker after the rival Heart of Tunisia party backed him, opening the way for a possible coalition government between them.

Tunisia's moderate Islamist party may choose outside candidate as PM

08 Nov 2019

TUNIS Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda party may choose a candidate from outside its ranks to head government, two sources said on Friday, as it seeks consensus with other parties for a coalition.

Tunisia's main parties refuse new government led by moderate Islamists

07 Nov 2019

TUNIS Tunisia's main parties rejected a proposal on Thursday by the moderate Islamist party Ennahda to name a prime minister from its own ranks following its victory in last month's parliamentary elections.

Political outsider Saied sworn in as Tunisia's president

23 Oct 2019

TUNIS Kais Saied, a political outsider and retired law professor, was sworn in as Tunisian president on Wednesday after he won a landslide victory in this month's election.

Despite Tunisia's vote for change, enduring miseries drive youth exodus

18 Oct 2019

SFAX, Tunisia It only took 10 minutes for Fakher Hmidi to slip out of his house, past the cafes where unemployed men spend their days, and reach the creek through the mud flats where a small boat would ferry him to the migrant ship heading from Tunisia to Italy. | Video

New Tunisian leader rode wave of youth excitement to presidency

14 Oct 2019

TUNIS As the crowds gathered outside the ornate, colonial-era theatre in Tunis' Bourguiba Street after exit polls declared a landslide election win for Kais Saied late on Sunday, Amel Bahrini decided she had to be there.

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