Agence France-PresseMarch 7, 2013 07:46
Prime minister-designate Ali Larayedh on Thursday was to hold tense, last-minute negotiations on forming a new coalition government to defuse Tunisia's political crisis.
With less than 48 hours before a constitutional deadline, Larayedh, an Islamist and the outgoing administration's interior minister, left open the possibility of failure as he prepared to meet party leaders.
"We have held talks with the parties individually and then in groups. Now we are going to discuss the makeup of the government. Much of it is agreed but some points remain," he told Mosaique FM radio.