Hamadi Jebali http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29627/all en Tunisia's coalition wrangles on overdue reshuffle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/tunisias-coalition-wrangles-overdue-reshuffle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A political crisis in Tunisia was exacerbated this week as ruling Islamist party Ennahda, its government partners and opposition wrangled over a cabinet reshuffle that is months overdue.</p> <p>Ennahda, which came to power on the back of a 2011 revolution that ended the decades-long rule of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, is accused of seeking to monopolise power and stifle freedom of expression in what was considered one of the Arab world's most liberal societies before the uprising.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/tunisias-coalition-wrangles-overdue-reshuffle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Hamadi Jebali Politics Tunisia AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 07:19:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744345 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Belaid's murder 'act of terrorism' against Tunisia: PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/urgent-belaids-murder-act-terrorism-against-tunisia-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali denounced Wednesday the murder of opposition leader Chokri Belaid as an "act of terrorism" against Tunisia.</p> <p>"This is a criminal act, an act of terrorism not only against Belaid but against the whole of Tunisia," Jebali from the ruling Islamist Ennahda party told FM Radio Mosaique, promising to pursue all efforts to "immediately" arrest the murderer.</p> <p>Belaid, a left-leaning politician and a harsh critic of the Tunisian government, was shot dead Wednesday morning as he left his home in Tunis, his family said.</p> <p>nm-alf/jds</p> Africa Chokri Belaid Hamadi Jebali Jebali AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:00:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747313 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisian opposition leader shot dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/tunisian-opposition-leader-shot-dead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Opposition leader and outspoken government critic Chokri Belaid was shot dead Wednesday, in what the Tunisian premier called "an act of terrorism", as the country grapples with growing political instability.</p> <p>The murder prompted President Moncef Marzouki to scrap a trip to Cairo where he was due to attend a summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and return home in the afternoon, one of his advisers, Ghassen Dridi, told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/tunisian-opposition-leader-shot-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Chokri Belaid Hamadi Jebali Law Politics Tunisia AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:30:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747356 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisian opposition leader shot dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/tunisian-opposition-leader-shot-dead-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Outspoken government critic and leading Tunisia leftist opposition leader Chokri Belaid was shot dead on Wednesday, sparking angry protests by his supporters and attacks on offices of the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.</p> <p>The murder prompted President Moncef Marzouki to cut short a foreign tour, one of his advisers Ghassen Dridi told AFP, as the presidency urged "restraint and wisdom".</p> <p>Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali denounced the murder as an "act of terrorism" while the presidency in a statement dubbed it an "odious" crime designed to "lead the Tunisian people to violence."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/tunisian-opposition-leader-shot-dead-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Chokri Belaid Disaster Hamadi Jebali Law Politics Tunisia AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:01:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747440 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Tunisian govt out after critic's killing causes fury http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-tunisian-opposition-politician-shot-dead-protests-erup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Chokri Belaid shot in head and chest outside home -party</p> <p>* PM condemns killing as "assassination of revolution"</p> <p>* Protests at Interior Ministry, Sidi Bouzid, other cities</p> <p>* Opposition calls strike, withdraws from constitution body (Adds detail on Jebali speech, protests, comment)</p> <p>By Tarek Amara</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-tunisian-opposition-politician-shot-dead-protests-erup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Business Hamadi Jebali Intifadas Labor Politics Technology Tunisia War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747467 at http://www.globalpost.com Anger, protests as Tunisian opposition leader shot dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/anger-protests-tunisian-opposition-leader-shot-dead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prominent Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid was shot dead outside his home in Tunis on Wednesday, sparking angry protests by his supporters and attacks on offices of the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.</p> <p>President Moncef Marzouki denounced the killing of Belaid, an outspoken critic of his government, as an "odious assassination", while Ennahda chief Rached Ghannouchi told AFP the killers wanted a "bloodbath" in Tunisia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/anger-protests-tunisian-opposition-leader-shot-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Chokri Belaid Hamadi Jebali Politics Tunisia AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:01:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747505 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisian leader to form national unity government-official sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/blank-headline-received-16 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TUNISIA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali will dissolve the Islamist-led government and form a national unity administration, official sources said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"The prime minister will deliver a speech to the nation tonight and will announce the formation of a new government of non-partisan figures and technocrats," one source told Reuters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/blank-headline-received-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitution of New Zealand Hamadi Jebali Jebali Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:00:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747969 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisian PM says will form small technocrat government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/blank-headline-received-17 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TUNIS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali announced on Wednesday he will form a technocrat government.</p> <p>"After the failure of negotiations between parties on a cabinet reshuffle, I decided to form a small technocrat government," Jebali said in a speech to the nation.</p> <p>He said the ministers would not run for office but elections would subsequently be held as soon as possible. (Reporting by Tarek Amara; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)</p> Africa Hamadi Jebali Jebali Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:15:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747991 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Tunisia to form government of technocrats: PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/urgent-tunisia-form-government-technocrats-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali said Wednesday he would form a government of technocrats without political affiliations, after the murder of opposition leader Chokri Belaid sparked violent protests.</p> <p>"I have decided to form a government of competent nationals without political affiliation, which will have a mandate limited to managing the affairs of the country until elections are held in the shortest possible time," Jebali said in a televised address to the nation.</p> <p>bsh-alf/sma/srm</p> Africa Hamadi Jebali Jebali AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:32:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748013 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia to form government of technocrats: PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/tunisia-form-government-technocrats-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali said Wednesday he would form a government of technocrats without political affiliations, after the murder of opposition leader Chokri Belaid sparked violent protests.</p> <p>"I have decided to form a government of competent nationals without political affiliation, which will have a mandate limited to managing the affairs of the country until elections are held in the shortest possible time," Jebali said in a televised address to the nation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/tunisia-form-government-technocrats-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hamadi Jebali Hamadi Jebali Jebali Social Issues Tunisia AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:30:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748093 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia to form government of technocrats: PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/tunisia-form-government-technocrats-pm-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali said Wednesday he would form a government of technocrats without political affiliations, after the murder of opposition leader Chokri Belaid sparked violent protests.</p> <p>"I have decided to form a government of competent nationals without political affiliation, which will have a mandate limited to managing the affairs of the country until elections are held in the shortest possible time," Jebali said in a televised address to the nation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/tunisia-form-government-technocrats-pm-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hamadi Jebali Hamadi Jebali Jebali Social Issues Tunisia AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:16:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748140 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia fears fresh violence after political assassination http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/tunisia-fears-fresh-violence-after-political-assassination <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tunisia was hit by strikes Thursday as the murder of an outspoken opposition leader threatened to reignite violence despite the premier's attempts to defuse the crisis by pledging to form a new government.</p> <p>Lawyers and judges across the country as well as teachers at Mandouba university, near Tunis, kicked off a two-day strike in response to the killing of Chokri Belaid outside his home on Wednesday, officials said.</p> <p>The influential labour union, UGTT, meanwhile, was meeting to decide its course of action in the wake of the killing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/tunisia-fears-fresh-violence-after-political-assassination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Chokri Belaid Hamadi Jebali Politics Tunisia AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:30:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748694 at http://www.globalpost.com Islamist party official opposes Tunisia govt reshuffle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/islamist-party-official-opposes-tunisia-govt-reshuffle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A senior member of Tunisia's ruling Islamist party on Thursday criticised the decision by Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali to form a government of technocrats, reflecting the divisions within Ennahda.</p> <p>"As far as we are concerned, our country still needs a government coalition based on the results of the elections on October 23, 2011" that Ennahda won, said Abdelhamid Jelassi, a member of the party's political bureau. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/islamist-party-official-opposes-tunisia-govt-reshuffle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Hamadi Jebali Hamadi Jebali Politics Tunisia AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:16:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748743 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia fears fresh violence after political assassination http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/tunisia-fears-fresh-violence-after-political-assassination-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police on Thursday deployed in force in Tunis amid fears the murder of an outspoken opposition leader could reignite nationwide violence, as the ruling Islamists broke ranks over how to defuse the crisis.</p> <p>As lawyers, judges and some teachers kicked off a two-day strike to protest Wednesday's assassination of vocal government critic Chokri Belaid, police swarmed into the city centre in security trucks, buses and vans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/tunisia-fears-fresh-violence-after-political-assassination-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Hamadi Jebali Politics AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:00:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748789 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ MPs in Tunisia ruling party oppose new technocrat govt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/urgent-mps-tunisia-ruling-party-oppose-new-technocrat-govt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The parliamentary leader of Tunisia's ruling Islamist party said Thursday his Ennahda MPs reject the planned formation of a government of technocrats announced earlier by Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali.</p> <p>"We have rejected this proposal... The head of the government took the decision without consulting the (ruling) coalition or the Ennahda movement," to which Jebali belongs, Sahbi Atig said on national television.</p> <p>Jebali's announcement on Wednesday that he would form a administration of non-partisan technocrats followed the killing of prominent opposition leader Chokri Belaid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/urgent-mps-tunisia-ruling-party-oppose-new-technocrat-govt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Hamadi Jebali Tunisia AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:31:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748839 at http://www.globalpost.com