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President’s Son in Crosshairs as Party Divisions Widen
Contention between two competing factions of Tunisia’s ruling party is threatening to spiral into an all-out civil war, as rival leaders convened separate meetings to discuss the party’s future over the weekend.   The “Reform and Rescue Group,” a faction of Nidaa Tounes that includes prominent members Ridha Belhaj, Faouzi Elloumi, and Monc...

Head of Government to Seek Vote of Confidence, “No Later Than the Start of Next Week”
Head of Government, Habib Essid has told the national network, Al Wataniya that he is ready to seek a vote of confidence from the Assembly of the Representatives of the People. Habib Essid has been under pressure to resign for some months, leaving the path free for the Unity Government, created under the initiative of...

Thirty-one Deputies resign as Nidaa Tounes loses majority
The thirty-one Nidaa Tounes deputies, who had previously suspended their membership, resigned from the parliamentary party yesterday, granting a majority to the moderate Islamist party, Ennahda. However, while the mass defection will damage the President’s party, as well as the political fortunes of his son, Hafedh Essebsi, they pose little i...

Polls Reveal Divided Opinion on New Prime Minister
A new poll released Tuesday shows that Tunisians are split in their opinion about Tunisia’s new prime minister, Habib Essid, who is tasked with forming the new government. Polling company Emrhod Consulting released the results of surveys on Tunisian favorability toward specific government figures, as well as its recent performance in general. Hab...

Demonstration in Front of Tunisian Constituent Assembly
A demonstration is currently taking place in front of the National Constituent Assembly’s headquarters in Bardo, western Tunis. Around 400 protesters are attending the relatively peaceful protest holding banners demanding increased public oversight over the constituent assembly’s deliberations, a democratic constitution and a parliam...