Tunisia expected to announce new govt: Official
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 27, 2011, 22:15
  
Tunis: A government official says Tunisia's Prime Minister is expected to announce the country's second interim government since the ouster of the former dictator.

Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi, who served the former Tunisian strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, has been trying to replace five ministers who resigned shortly after his caretaker government was formed.

A government official says Ghannouchi is expected to announce the new cabinet today. The official spoke anonymously, since he was authorised to speak publicly about the issue.

Protesters are demanding that the new government not include members of the Ben Ali's party.

Ben Ali was forced into exile on Jan 14, following large-scale protests.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, January 27, 2011, 22:15


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