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Tunisia: Changes In Leadership, Although Protests Continue


Despite Sunday’s resignation of Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi, demonstrators that have occupied the main square in front of the qasbah, have continued with their pressure, saying that there are still steps to be taken before the regime of former President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali can truly be declared to be over.


Ghannouchi – a close collaborator of Ben Ali’s – resigned saying that he would not want to maintain the office against the popular will (five people were killed in clashes with police since Saturday).

The role of prime minister has already been filled by Beji Caid Essebsi, a minister on several occasions during the presidency of Habib Bourguiba, the first head of state of an independent Tunisia.

Essebsi was sworn in before interim President Foued Mebazaa, who announced that he would deliver a speech to the nation and a timetable in the next few days, on the basis of the proposal, made by the Superior Committee for the Achievement of the Objectives of the Revolution and Political Reform

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