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On Essebsi's New Unity Government

Tuesday، June 14، 2016
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Slim Options: What Lies Behind Tunisian President Essebsi’s Call for a New Unity Government?

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi recently called for the formation of a unity government to help tackle the deteriorating economic and security situation in the country. In the new government, the Islamist Ennahda Movement - which became the largest bloc in the parliament after the secular Nidaa Tounes lost parliamentary majority - is expected to expand its influence. The development does raise questions around the reasons behind the call and its consequences for Tunisia’s political landscape.

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Keywords: TunisiaElectionsEssebsiNew Unity GovernmentEnnahda Movement