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Protests in Tunisia continue to have an effect

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Ongoing protests in Tunisia are continuing to wield an effect.

The interim government has legalised a moderate Islamist group which was banned under former President Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali.

Legalisation was one of the protesters’ key demands, and paves the way for the group, Ennahda, to form a political party to take part in elections.

Meanwhile, new Prime Minister Beji Caid Sebsi is to announce the creation of a new council responsible for rewriting the constitution ahead of the next elections.

Many who helped oust Ben Ali have continued to protest, angry that some of his former allies were included in the interim administration.

Two more ministers quit on Tuesday, meaning five senior figures including the former Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi have left so far this week.