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Al-Ghanouchi rules out replication of Egyptian scenario in Tunis

After the ousting of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday night, the chief of Tunisia's Ennahda Movement, Rashid al-Ghanouchi, ruled out a replication of the Egyptian scenario in Tunis.

In an interview with the London based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Al-Ghanouchi said: "Some of the youth think they are able to replicate Egyptian events in Tunis, however, this is a waste of effort. It is an analogy with great discrepancy."

Al-Ghanouchi added: "We offered many concessions to avoid ideological polarisation and to achieve agreement. We depended on a serious strategy, especially between Islamist and modern currents. This will render our country far from the dangers of division. We refused to divide the country into the faithful and unfaithful."

Following the footsteps of Egypt's Tamrod movement which ousted President Mohamed Morsi, a new Tamrod movement has begun working in Tunis to oust the National Constitutional Council.

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