10 January 2014

Tunisia: Marzouki Hands to Ghannouchi Letter Entitling Him to Appoint Next PM

Photo: TAP
Prime Minister Ali Laârayedh.

Tunis — Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki handed on Thursday to Ennahdha party Leader Rached Ghannouchi a letter that entitles him to appoint the next Prime Minister.

At the end of his meeting with Marzouki, Rached Ghannouchi said he had received this letter in his capacity as leader of the party that holds the greatest number of seats at the National Constituent Assembly, in accordance with the law providing for the provisional organisation of powers.

The resignation of Ali Larayedh and the renouncement of Ennahdha, he said , « is founded on the care to put Tunisia's interest above any other consideration, to serve democracy and to put the country on the way of elections ».

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