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Tunisia’s dominant Islamist party Ennahda said it expected elections to take place in October.
Marzouki was the first to sign the charter which the national assembly adopted by an overwhelming majority in an overnight session.
The prime minister named a caretaker cabinet tasked with organising fresh polls
Three police officers have been held in custody in connection with the case, two of them, Chawki Ben Ammar and Walid Feriani, on rape charges and the third on charges of extortion.
The emerging Tunisian constitution is profoundly encouraging on multiple fronts, especially equal rights
A two-thirds majority of parliament’s 217 elected members is then needed to adopt the charter and avoid it being put to a referendum.
The main groups demonstrating were supporters and critics of Ennahda, the moderate Islamist party that was voted to power after Ben Ali’s downfall, but which finally resigned last week under an agreement to end months of political turmoil.
Scattered protests over economic hardships have broken out as Tunisia‘s new prime minister takes office to lead a caretaker administration to end a crisis three years after its uprising ousted Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.
Tasked with forming an interim government of technocrats and overseeing fresh elections
The Islamist Ennahda party has been under mounting pressure to relinquish the grip on power
The region is one of the poorest in Tunisia and was a hotbed of unrest during the January 2011 revolt that toppled veteran strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
The Islamists also agreed in recent months to drop their insistence on Islam being the main source of legislation, or criminalising “attacks on the sacred”.
They are equal before the law without discrimination,” states article 20 of the new charter, which was approved by 159 lawmakers out the 169 who voted.
Which must be adopted by January 14, the third anniversary of the 2011 revolution
Egyptian basketball team progresses from group stage of FIBA African Champions Cup
Around 1,000 unionists and left-wing opposition activists gathered in Sidi Bouzid, the impoverished central town where Mohammed Bouazizi staged his iconic protest on 17 December 2011, for a demonstration against the lack of progress since the revolution.
The opposition accuses the current government of failing to rein in militants who have stepped up attacks, and failing to deal with an economic malaise that has led to a rise in strikes and protests.
Egyptians bring home 11 medals – 4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze
The deposit was made as Tunisia’s Islamist-led government faces pressure from lenders such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to make reforms to trim its budget deficit and end a political crisis.
Egypt’s ambassador returns to Tunis having been recalled two months ago over Tunisian president’s comments
The interior ministry said other gunmen had fled, and that two policemen were wounded by shots to their legs.
The Egyptian Embassy in Tunisia is currently making efforts to try to return the boat and crew back to Egypt
Two veterans dominate the crisis-hit political scene in the North African country, where people under the age of 30 account for 51% of the population.
Islamists across the Arab World decry court’s legitimacy
A quantity of TNT and ammonium nitrate substances frequently used in homemade explosives were also found
AFP – Protesters on Thursday torched the office of Tunisia’s ruling Islamists in the town of Kef, where a policeman killed in fighting with suspected jihadists is to be buried, an AFP photographer reported. The walls of the building were burned and equipment inside it destroyed, with witnesses saying that protesters had ransacked the office …
Prime minister’s speech as clashes between security forces and gunmen rocked the central Sidi Bouzid region, leaving at least six policemen dead
Protesters demand the resignation of Tunisia’s Islamist-led government, ahead of a national dialogue aimed at ending months of political deadlock.
Russia criticized the Saudis’ “strange” decision but the conservative kingdom got a more understanding reaction from its western allies.
The document foresees the nomination of an independent prime minister by the end of next week, who would then have two weeks to form a cabinet.