Mmegi Online :: Tunisian PM fails to form technocratic government
Banners
Banners
Banners
Banners
Banners
Last Updated
Tuesday 09 February 2016, 00:55 am.
Banners
Tunisian PM fails to form technocratic government

TUNIS: Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali announced that his bid to form a technocratic government to steer the country out of a political crisis had failed. Jebali said he would turn to President Moncef Marzouki on Tuesday after failing to win the support of the country's main parties for his proposed non-partisan cabinet.
By Staff Writer Tue 09 Feb 2016, 01:04 am (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Tunisian PM fails to form technocratic government








He did not say whether he intended to resign as he had previously threatened in the event his initiative failed.
Jebali's own ruling party Ennahda had opposed his proposal to appoint experts to run the country following the assassination of opposition leader Chokri Belaid on February 6.The Islamist party, which won a qualified majority in the country's first free elections in 2011, argued that it still had a mandate to govern.On Monday, the party's consultative council declared that a technocratic government did "not meet the needs of the present time" and called for a mixed team of politicians and technocrats instead. The opposition, on the other hand, had largely approved Jebali's proposal, seeing in it a way to loosen Ennahda's grip on power. A compromise, under which Ennahda and its two small secular coalition partners

Banners

hold onto some ministries and technocrats manage the rest is deemed the most likely outcome.

The negotiations are likely to centre on the powerful ministries of justice, interior and foreign affairs, which are currently held by Ennahda appointees. The opposition wants those portfolios in "neutral" hands.Belaid's killing thrust Tunisia into the worst crisis in the two years since the uprising that forced strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from power in January 2011. Th 48-year-old coordinator of the Popular Front coalition, who had fiercely defended the country's secular traditions, was killed by an unknown gunman. An estimated 40,000 people took part in his funeral.The ruling party has denied any hand in his death. Around 15,000 Ennahda supporters rallied in Tunis last weekend to defend against calls for the party to give up power.Authors. (Sapa-dpa)

Banners
Banners
Banners


Banners
Banners
Exchange Rates
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Monday, 08 Feb 2016
FOREIGN / PULA
PULA / FOREIGN
1 USD = Pula   11.3507
1 GBP = Pula   16.4745
1 EUR = Pula   12.6422
1 YEN = Pula   0.0967
1 ZAR = Pula   0.7109
1 Pula = USD   0.0881
1 Pula = GBP   0.0607
1 Pula = EUR   0.0791
1 Pula = YEN   10.34
1 Pula = ZAR   1.4067
have a story? Send us a Tip
Banners
  • Previous
    The Finest Hours
    Next
    Masa Centre
    ::: Friday 05 Feb - Thursday 11 Feb :::
    The Finest Hours
    The Hateful Eight
    The 5th Wave
    Ride Along 2
    The Choice
  • Previous
    The Choice
    Next
    Riverwalk
    ::: Friday 05 Feb - Thursday 11 Feb :::
    The Choice
    The Hateful Eight
    The Revenant
    Norm of the North
    Ride Along 2
  • Previous
    The Choice
    Next
    Gamecity
    ::: Friday 05 Feb - Thursday 11 Feb :::
    The Choice
    The Hateful Eight
    The 5th Wave
    Dirty Grandpa
    The Revenant
    Ride Along 2
Banners
Selefu
Law Society
Banners