Tunisian PM threatens to resign

2013-02-09 22:34


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Tunis - Tunisia's Islamist prime minister says he will resign if his proposal to appoint a nonpolitical cabinet is rejected.

Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali called for that change on Wednesday after Tunisia was thrown into a crisis when a prominent opposition politician was shot and killed in Tunis, touching off violent protests.

Jebali's moderate Islamist Ennahda party has already rejected his proposal.

On Saturday, Jebali told the France-24 TV channel that he'll appoint a new cabinet by mid-week. He said new independent ministers are needed to save Tunisia from "chaos."

Changing ministers would be less risky to the prime minister than dissolving the current government.

But under Tunisian law, each new cabinet minister would need to be approved by Tunisia's Constituent Assembly, where Jebali's Ennahda party has a majority.



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