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Yet to Take Office, Tunisia’s Rainbow Government Faces Cloudy Future

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Aug 22 – Prime Minister Youssef Chahed’s new government promises to be the most inclusive since Tunisia’s 2011 revolution, encompassing all six major parties, independents and allies of often hostile trade unions. But even before parliament votes to approve it, Chahed’s experiment with diversity is running into the kind of pressures

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New Tunisian Premier Tries to Break Economic Reform Curse

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Aug 10 – Tunisia has gone through five prime ministers in as many years since its revolution, each pushing a widely-praised transition to democracy. None, though, has made much progress in building the economic stability and opportunity that young Tunisians demand. Now the sixth post-uprising premier, French-educated technocrat Youssef Chahed, is

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Tunisia Lawmakers Vote to Dismiss Prime Minister

By Mohammed Argoubi TUNIS, July 30 – Tunisian lawmakers voted on Saturday to dismiss Prime Minister Habib Essid from office during a no-confidence ballot in parliament, clearing the way for a new government that must push through delayed economic reforms. Essid, a technocrat in office less than two years, had been under fire for a

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