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Tunisia's coalition shares out top jobs

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Tunisia's coalition shares out top jobs


Tunisia’s new prime minister is to be Hamadi Jebali, secretary general of the Islamist Ennahda party, which won the country’s first democratic election.

Failure to win an outright majority has meant a sharing of the top jobs with two secularist parties.

Moncef Marzouki will take the largely ceremonial position of president, while Mustafa Ben Jaafar will become speaker of the assembly tasked with drafting a new constitution.

The three-way coalition has also committed itself to holding fresh elections within a year.

Being the birth place of the Arab Spring uprisings, Tunisia is being closely watched by the likes of Libya and Egypt as to how the new political era develops.

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