Tunisia new govt faces opposition from Islamists

Tunisia`s Islamist party Ennahda, which holds the second largest number of seats in parliament, said on Sunday it would reject a government proposed last week by Prime Minister designate Habib Essid, complicating his cabinet`s ratification.

Jan 26, 2015, 00:51 AM IST

New Tunisia premier forms cabinet without any Islamists

New Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid formed a cabinet Friday, handing many ministries to Nidaa Tounes, the leading bloc in parliament, but none to the Islamist party Ennahda, which led the previous government.

Jan 23, 2015, 23:07 PM IST

Tunisia`s ex-premier quits own Islamist party

Tunisia`s former premier and Ennahda secretary general Hamadi Jebali announced on Facebook Thursday that he was stepping down from the Islamist party as he no longer agreed with its policies.

Dec 11, 2014, 22:40 PM IST

Tunisia crisis festers amid wariness over Egypt turmoil

Tunisia`s political crisis showed no sign of being resolved on Thursday.

Aug 15, 2013, 23:56 PM IST

Thousands rally to support embattled Tunisia govt

Tens of thousands of Tunisians came out in a show of force for the country`s Islamist-led government on Saturday, in one of the largest demonstrations since the 2011 revolution.

Aug 04, 2013, 11:19 AM IST

Tunisia PM reiterates proposal to form new Cabinet

Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali has reiterated the need to form a new Cabinet of technocrats after a key opposition leader was assassinated last week, despite the ruling party Ennahda rejecting the idea.

Feb 10, 2013, 10:02 AM IST

First freely elected Tunisian government sworn in

Tunisia`s first freely elected government has been sworn in following a popular
uprising earlier this year.

Dec 25, 2011, 10:40 AM IST

Tunisia`s newly elected assembly gets to work

Lawmakers were elected last month in Tunisia`s first free vote — the first resulting from the Arab Spring protests.

Nov 22, 2011, 19:53 PM IST