Tunisian president sacks gov't, calls early polls

Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali called for early legislative polls to be held within six months, state television reported.

Tunisian president sacks gov't, calls early polls


Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali dismissed his government on Friday and called for early legislative polls to be held within six months, state television reported.

Demonstrators protesting against high food prices and unemployment held protests in Tunisian cities, including the capital Tunis, calling for Ben Ali to step down.

Ben Ali said on Thursday he would leave office at the end of his term in 2014 amid the worst civil unrest of his 23-year rule.


Reuters


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