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URGENT ¥¥¥ Tunisia president names Larayedh to form new government


Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki tasked Interior Minister Ali Larayedh on Friday with forming a new government after Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali resigned amid a major political crisis.

Marzouki "wished Larayedh success and will hand him this evening the letter officially appointing him" as Jebali's successor, presidential spokesman Adnene Mancer said.