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Tunisian secularists protest against new Islamist PM
Thousands of Tunisians protested on Saturday against the new prime minister-designate Ali Larayedh, a hardliner from the main Islamist Ennahda party. President Moncef Marzouki asked Larayedh to form a government on Friday, in the aftermath of the Feb. 6 assassination of secular opposition politician Chokri Belaid.

 

Outgoing prime minister Hamadi Jebali resigned on Tuesday because Ennahda rejected his plan for an apolitical technocrat cabinet to prepare for elections. (Reuters)