Assassination puts Tunisia on revamp path

Posted: February 7, 2013 at 1:32 a.m.

Shaken by the assassination of a prominent leftist opposition leader that unleashed major protests, Tunisia’s prime minister announced Wednesday that he would form a new government of technocrats to guide the country to elections “as soon as possible.” The decision by Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali was a concession to the opposition, which has long demanded a reshuffle of the Islamistdominated government. It was made hours after the first assassination of a political leader in post-revolutionary Tunisia.

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Front Section, Pages 5 on 02/07/2013