Tunisia's ruling Ennahda Party asserted on Monday that consultations were still underway to agree on the new prime minister.
Noureddin al-Arabawi, a member of the party's executive office, told Anadolu Agency that talks are still continuing with the sponsors of the country's national dialogue to reach a consensus on the new premier.
Abdel-Sattar Ben Moussa, head of the Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LTDH), one of the dialogue's sponsors, expected earlier today an agreement on the premier to be reached this week.
The other sponsors of the dialogue are the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT), the Tunisian Industry, Trade and Handicrafts Union (UTICA) and the National Bar Association.
Two weeks ago, the four froze efforts to broker a deal between Ennahda and the opposition over the appointment of a premier to lead a new caretaker government.
Tunisia's political rivals have recently agreed to form a new government with the aim of ending the country's current crisis.
The two frontrunners for the post of premier are 79-year-old opposition-backed Mohamed Ennaceur and Ahmed Mestiri, an 88-year-old former minister supported by Ennahda and its allies.
AALast Mod: 25 Kasım 2013, 18:02