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Tunisian Leaders Announce Power-Sharing Agreement

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Tunisia’s three main political parties forming the country’s new ruling coalition on Monday announced a power-sharing agreement for the top three state posts. Under the agreement, Hamadi Jebali from the Islamist Ennahda party which received the most votes in last month’s parliamentary elections, will hold the post of prime minister. The head of the leftist […]

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First Night of Curfew Ends in Tunisian City

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Tunisians in the town that was the birthplace of the Arab Spring uprisings are emerging Saturday from the first night of a newly imposed curfew. Officials announced an overnight curfew in Sidi Bouzid on Friday after demonstrators took to the streets for a second day to show their displeasure over the outcome of the country’s […]

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New Protests in Tunisia Rock Birthplace of Arab Spring

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Tunisian town that was the birthplace of the Arab Spring uprisings has once again been rocked by violent demonstrations. Protests erupted Friday against Tunisia’s newly elected Ennahda party in the central city of Sidi Bouzid. Media reports say security forces fired shots into the air and tear gas at demonstrators who tried to raid […]

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Tunisia’s Islamist Party Begins to Form Coalition Government

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Tunisia’s newly elected Ennahda party has begun talks with rival parties on forming a coalition government, a day after winning the most seats in the country’s first free elections. Ennahda leader Rachid Ghannouchi said Friday his Islamist party would work to form a new government in “friendliness” and “brotherhood.” This comes as fresh protests erupted […]

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Tunisia’s Islamist Party Begins to Form Coalition Government

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Tunisia’s newly elected Ennahda party has begun talks with rival parties on forming a coalition government, a day after winning the most seats in the country’s first free elections. Ennahda leader Rachid Ghannouchi said Friday his Islamist party would work to form a new government in “friendliness” and “brotherhood.” This comes as fresh protests erupted […]

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Protests in Tunisia Over Election Outcome

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Fresh protests have erupted in the Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid on Friday, a day after hundreds of demonstrators marched to the local headquarters of the Islamist Ennahdha party. News reports say security forces fired shots into the air and tear gas at demonstrators who made another attempt to storm the Ennahdha office. The protests […]

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Tunisian Islamists Win Landmark Election

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Tunisian authorities say the moderate Islamist Ennahdha party has won the country’s first free elections, taking 90 of 217 assembly seats – three times the number won by its nearest rival. Ennahdha secured more than 41 percent of the vote and will dominate Tunisia’s constituent assembly, tasked with writing a new constitution, appointing a president […]

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Leader of Tunisian Islamist Party Eyes Prime Minister Role

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Members of the Islamist party leading in the vote-counting in Tunisia’s historic election say the party intends to name one of its top leaders as its candidate for prime minister. Media reports on Wednesday say the Ennahda party will propose its secretary general, Hamadi Jebali, as the next head of Tunisia’s government. Tunisian election officials […]

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Tunisia Nears Announcement of Final Election Results

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Tunisian election officials say they will announce on Wednesday the time for their final proclamation of election results from Sunday’s polling. An election official says the timing of the proclamation will largely depend on the progress of voting-counting in the remaining precincts, especially in the Tunis area. The TAP state news agency says the official […]

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Tunisian Islamists, Liberal Partners in Talks to Form Unity Govt.

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Tunisia’s moderate Islamist party has begun talks to form an interim unity government with a pair of liberal rivals, after preliminary election results showed the Islamists winning more than 40 percent of the vote. Partial tallies released Tuesday support the Ennahdha party’s claim that it has won the most seats in a 217-member assembly. Its […]

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