27 December 2012

Tunisia Replaces Siliana Governor

Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali on Thursday (December 27th) appointed a new governor for the restive region of Siliana, Tunsisie Numerique reported. Montassar Jarray was named to replace Ahmed Ezzine Mahjoubi.

The move follows a general strike held by Siliana residents to demand that Mahjoubi be fired for "incompetence". The protest degenerated into five days of violent clashes before the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) reached a compromise deal with the government on December 1st.

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