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Tunisia`s Foreign Minister resigns from transitional govt

Last Updated: Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 20:31

Tunis: The official Tunisian TAP news
agency says the Foreign Minister has resigned.

Ahmed Ounaies` resignation comes just weeks after that
of his predecessor and less than a month after the formation
of a transitional government, which followed the Jan 14 ouster
of former President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali.

Today`s TAP report didn`t give any reasons for
Ounaies` resignation.

His predecessor, Kamel Morjane, was a minister under
Ben Ali and one of several who initially kept their jobs after
a mass uprising forced the longtime autocratic ruler into
exile in Saudi Arabia.

Continuing street protest forced out Morjane and most
Cabinet ministers with their roots in Ben Ali`s RCD party.
Ounaies was named to replace Morjane on Jan 27.


First Published: Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 20:31
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