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Nidaa Tounes sacks 5 members

November 14, 2018 at 9:36 am

An image taken on September 25, 2018 shows the headquarters of Nidaa Tounes, the party of the Tunisian president, in the capital Tunis. – [Photo by FETHI BELAID / AFP / Getty Images]

Five members of Tunisia’s Nidaa Tounes party have been sacked by their group, the head of the bloc announced yesterday.

No reasons were given for the dismissals however the move reduces the number of the bloc’s representatives from 51 to 46.

The dismissal came a day after parliament voted on Monday with an absolute majority to back the new members of Yousef Chahed’s government, who are involved in the recent ministerial reshuffle.

Last week, Chahed had announced a wide ministerial reshuffle that included 13 ministerial portfolios and five assistant ministers, in a move that observers say has created new political balances in the country. The new government formation included 29 ministers and ten deputies.

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