Tunisian Prime Minister Announces Resignation

Sunday, 27 Feb 2011 01:08 PM

 

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TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) β€” Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi has announced his resignation after a renewed outbreak of street violence in the North African country in the past few days.

Ghannouchi was a longtime ally of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and had pledged to guide the country until elections can be held this summer. Ben Ali fled the country on Jan. 14 amid massive protests.

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