Embattled Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali said he will announce on Saturday a new government line-up, warning that he will quit if it is rejected.
Jebali has been pushing to form a government of technocrats in defiance of his Islamist Ennahda party since the murder last week of vocal government critic and leftist figure Chokri Belaid plunged the country into a political crisis.
"I want to go through with this initiative," Jebali told reporters on Thursday, on the sidelines of consultations with party leaders.
"Tomorrow morning (Friday) I will meet all the parties who have, or have not, accepted this initiative," he said.
"On Saturday I will announce the new government line-up and if it is rejected I will submit my resignation to the president," he added.