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Tunisians closely watching events in Egypt

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Tunisians closely watching events in Egypt


The headline on the front page of one Tunisian newspaper today said: “Calm returns to Tunisia, unrest in Egypt”.

In the country that inspired the wave of anti-government demonstrations in numerous countries, the events in Egypt are being closely followed.

Work has begun on cleaning up the square in front of the Tunisian Prime Minister’s office, a day after police forcibly removed anti-government protesters who had staged a sit-in.

The authorities are hoping that they have brought an end to widespread demonstrations that have shaken up the political class.

After the ousting of President Ben Ali, Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi replaced 12 cabinet ministers.

This to try to meet the demands of protesters who had called for a purge of all members of the former ruling party.

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