URGENT ¥¥¥ Larayedh vows government for 'all Tunisians'

Ali Larayedh, the Islamist interior minister tapped to become Tunisia's next premier, pledged on Friday to form a cabinet representing all Tunisian men and women and upholding gender equality.

"We are going to enter the phase of forming a new government that will be for all Tunisian men and women, taking into account the fact that men and women have equal rights and responsibilities," he said after agreeing to succeed outgoing fellow Islamist Hamadi Jebali.