Tunisia`s leading secular party Nidaa Tounes won 85 seats in the new 217-member parliament after Sunday`s election, while Islamist party Ennahda secured 69 seats, according to results released by electoral authorities on Thursday.
Tunisia`s ruling Islamist party and its opponents have named Industry Minister Mehdi Jomaa as prime minister in a caretaker technocrat cabinet to govern until elections next year, three sources close to negotiations said on Saturday.
Security for foreign instructors has been increased after an American teacher was shot to death while jogging in Benghazi, amid fears that the death was not an isolated attack but rather one of an increasing number of targeted killings by Islamic militants or other gunmen with a strong presence in the volatile eastern Libyan city.
Leaders of Egypt`s largest ultraconservative Islamist party have put aside their differences, settling at least temporarily a leadership dispute that threatened to break up the country`s second-largest political bloc.
A Tunisian Islamist party banned for
more than 20 years was legalised on Wednesday, while the country`s
most prominent opposition figure quit the unity government
amid renewed uncertainty about where Tunisia is headed.
Bangladesh`s largest Islamist party
Jamaat vowed to take to the streets amid fears that its
top leaders, who are in jail for defying court orders, may be
incarcerated for a long time in the 1971 `war crime` cases.