Tunisians oppose inclusion of former ministers in new interim cabinet

Published January 17th, 2011 - 01:23 GMT
Tunisian army
Tunisian army

News reports on Monday said one person was  killed by a sniper in the northern Tunisian city of Bizerte as fresh demonstrations broke out in Tunis and Kasserine. It is reported that the demonstrators protest against the possible involvement of ruling party in the new government. 

According to the reports, Tunisian army troops fired into the air to disperse the rally at the Habib Bourguiba Avenue, in the heart of the Tunisian capital. The protestors also demand the formulation of a new constitution for the country which will ensure freedoms. 

Demonstartors chanted slogans against ruling party which was headed by the toppled president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who fled last Friday to Saudi Arabia. 

These protests come at a time when Tunisians expect the announcement of a new interim government. According to some news reports, the Ministers of Interior and Foreign Affairs in the previous government would maintain their posts. They are both members of the ruling party.


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