Tunisia PM announces coalition cabinet with Islamists

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid on Monday presented a new coalition government with a cabinet dominated by the secular Nidaa Tounes party but also including members from its Islamist rivals.

AFP| Updated: Feb 02, 2015, 17:46 PM IST

Tunis: Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid on Monday presented a new coalition government with a cabinet dominated by the secular Nidaa Tounes party but also including members from its Islamist rivals.

"We have made changes... to widen the composition of the government with the participation of other political parties," Essid said after the moderate Islamist Ennahda party had warned it would vote against a line-up that included none of its members.