Archive for November 22nd, 2011

Yousra Ghannouchi: Ministry Positions Have Not Yet Been Finalized

Yousra Ghannouchi: Ministry Positions Have Not Yet Been Finalized

| 22 November 2011 | 0 Comments

Contrary to previous Ennahda announcements, no agreement has been reached about the distribution of the portfolios of key Ministry positions in the Tunisian Government according to Yousra Ghannouchi, the daughter of Ennahda Leader Rachid Ghannouchi. During the night of November 22nd during a taping session of “The New Arab Debates” at Kobbet Ennas Palace in [...]

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Ennahda’s Souad Abderrahim Physically Attacked

Ennahda’s Souad Abderrahim Physically Attacked

| 22 November 2011 | 1 Comment

Souad Abderrahim, female candidate of the Tunisian moderate Islamist party Ennahda, representing the voting district Tunis 2, and member of the Constituent Assembly was physically attacked on the morning of November 22nd, 2011. Abderrrahim was assaulted before the start of the inaugural session of the newly elected Constituent Assembly. She affirmed that this incident has [...]

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Libyan PM Announces New Government

Libyan PM Announces New Government

| 22 November 2011 | 0 Comments

The Libyan National Transition Council, through its Prime Minister Abderrahim Al Keib, announced on 22 November, the names of the newly appointed ministers. Mustafa Abu Shagur was named deputy prime minister and Faouzi Abdel-Al as minister of interior. The council also confirmed the nominations of Hassan Zeghlam as oil minister. As for Ali Tarhouni, he [...]

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Aridha Disrupts Constituent Assembly First Meeting

Aridha Disrupts Constituent Assembly First Meeting

| 22 November 2011 | 1 Comment

  At the Constituent Assembly’s first meeting yesterday, several members of the independent list Al Aridha Achaabeya (The Popular Petition) caused a ruckus, yelling at the Speaker Taher Hmila and other members. The Aridha members reacted intensely upon finding a magazine depicting a satirical image of Hashmi Hamdi, the head of their list, on their desks following [...]

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Ben Jaafar Clears Up Quran Misunderstanding

Ben Jaafar Clears Up Quran Misunderstanding

| 22 November 2011 | 2 Comments

On November 22nd, 2011, during the inaugural session of Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly, leader of center-left party Ettakatol, Mustapha Ben Jaafar, caused confusion when he did not place his hand on the Quran while taking oath. Traditionally, after the singing of the Tunisian National Anthem, members of the Constituent Assembly take an oath while placing their [...]

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The Final List of The Constituent Assembly’s Members

The Final List of The Constituent Assembly’s Members

| 22 November 2011 | 0 Comments

From the Congress of the Republic (CPR) led by Mr. Moncef Marzouki – Interim President of the Republic 1 Samir Ben Ali Ben Amor 2 Arbi Ben Salah Abid 3 Abdelaziz Ben Habib Kotti 4 Haïthem Ben Mabrouk Belgacem 5 Abderraouf Ben Sadok Ayadi 6 Hichem Ben Mohamed Cherif Ben Jemaâ 7 Naceur Ben Mohamed Brahmi [...]

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Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly Holds its First Session

Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly Holds its First Session

| 22 November 2011 | 1 Comment

    This morning, the Tunisian Constituent Assembly held its inaugural session in the historical parliamentary chambers in Bardo. Mustafa Ben Jaafer, from Ettakatol, was confirmed as Head of the Assembly with 145 out of the 217 total votes. Maya Jribi, a member of the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), also nominated herself for the post. [...]

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Mustapha Ben Jaafar Elected President of the Constituent Assembly

Mustapha Ben Jaafar Elected President of the Constituent Assembly

| 22 November 2011 | 1 Comment

  Mustapha Ben Jaafar was elected President of Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly today by 145 out of 213 votes. Two members were absent and two ballots were canceled. Maya Jribi, the secretary general of the Democratic Progressive Party (PDP) and candidate of the opposition got 68 votes. Ben Jaafar, Ettakatol party president, ranked fourth in October [...]

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Tunisia’s Political Parties at Odds Over Form New Government Should Take

Tunisia’s Political Parties at Odds Over Form New Government Should Take

| 22 November 2011 | 0 Comments

There is broad disagreement among political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly over the type of political system that will be adopted in Tunisia. While the Ennahda movement has indicated they have embraced a parliamentary system, the CPR and Ettakatol parties have indicated their desire to adopt a semi-presidential system. The presidential system, which has [...]

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Swarms of Mosquitoes Attacking Tunisians

Swarms of Mosquitoes Attacking Tunisians

| 22 November 2011 | 1 Comment

    After the recent rainfall, Tunisians living in Tunis, the Sahel, and Cap Bon areas are complaining about attacks of mosquito swarms. There have been reports of mosquitoes biting through clothing and attacking during the day and night, leaving their victims with unusually large marks. Samia Fitouri, of Tunis, says that she got bitten by [...]

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