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Vol 54 No 5

Published 1st March 2013


Tunisia

Splits prolong crisis

Long before opposition leader Chokri Belaïd was assassinated, the political crisis was in full flow. No end is in sight

An already serious political crisis was exacerbated when gunmen killed Chokri Belaïd on 6 February and Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, from the ruling Hizb Ennahda (Renaissance Party), resigned 13 days later. Ennahda is divided. Like other Islamist factions and Tunisia’s host of secularist parties, it harbours deep ideological and personal differences.

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