Tunisia president's party threatens coalition govt

The party of Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki could pull out from the coalition government amid tensions with the ruling Islamist Ennahda party, the secretary general of the CPR warned.

Tunisia president's party threatens coalition govt

World Bulletin / News Desk

The centre-left party of Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki threatened to withdraw from the coalition government on Sunday.

The party of Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki could pull out from the coalition government amid tensions with the ruling Islamist Ennahda party, the secretary general of the CPR warned.

"The Congress for the Republic will quit the government if its proposals and those of President Moncef Marzouki are not taken into account," the party's secretary general Mohamed Abbou told reporters.

RESHUFFLE CABINET 

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has asked the North African state's prime minister to appoint a new cabinet in response to violent protests over economic hardship on 1 December. 

"The government must be changed to have a competent technocrat cabinet and not a party political one," Marzouki, a secularist, has said in an address carried on state television. 

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