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URGENT ¥¥¥ Tunisia opposition parties pull out of assembly, call strike

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Four Tunisian opposition groups, including the Popular Front of slain opposition leader Chokri Belaid, announced Wednesday they were pulling out of the national assembly and called for a general strike.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the four political groupings after Belaid's murder earlier on Wednesday, said Nejib Chebbi, a leader of one of the groups, the Republican Party.

The other groups were Call of Tunisia, Al Massar and the Popular Front, an alliance of leftist and pan-Arab parties Belaid helped to form last year and which presents itself as an alternative to the Islamist-led ruling coalition.

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