Tunisia's Ennahda rejects PM's proposal to form technocrat govt

Tunisia's ruling Ennahda party rejected Prime Minister Hamdi Jebali's proposal to dissolve the government.

Tunisia's Ennahda rejects PM's proposal to form technocrat govt

World Bulletin / News Desk

Tunisia's ruling Ennahda party on Thursday rejected Prime Minister Hamdi Jebali's proposal to dissolve the government and install a cabinet of technocrats in a bid to restore calm after the killing of an opposition leader.

"The prime minister did not ask the opinion of his party," said Abdelhamid Jelassi, Ennahda's vice-president. "We in Ennahda believe Tunisia needs a political government now. We will continue discussions with others parties about forming a coalition government."

Jebali announced he was dissolving the government on Wednesday after leading secular opposition politician Chokri Belaid was gunned down outside his home in Tunis, sending protesters onto the streets across the country.

 

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