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Ghannouchi wants higher representation in next cabinet

Leader of Tunisia’s Ennahda Party, Rachid Ghannouchi [file photo]
Leader of Tunisia’s Ennahda Party, Rachid Ghannouchi [file photo]

Tunisia's Ennahda movement wants greater representation in the upcoming government of Prime Minister Yusuf Al-Shahid, the group's head said.

"The Ennahda movement has the highest representation in the parliament (69 deputies). We do not want the highest representation in the government or to be the last but the second according to the October 2014 legislative elections results," Rachid Ghannouchi said.

"We will work to ensure the success of Al-Shahid's government, whether we are in or out."

Last week, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi nominated the minister for local government, Al-Shahid, to the post of prime minister and the head of the future government of national unity after a vote of confidence went against current Prime Minister Habib Essid.

 

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