Essebsi master at last at the interior ministry
In approving the major reshuffle carried out at the Ministry of the Interior on December 1, President Beji Caid Essebsi is trying to free himself definitively of his cumbersome "allies" from the Islamist party, Ennahda.The November 24 attack, which cost [. [...]
Political breakthrough, economic snags
The Islamic Ennahda movement and its coalition partners CPR and FDTL have finally reached an agreement with the opposition Nidaa Tounes party on the future political regime and electoral calendar. But economic issues could undermine the ruling coalition even before [. [...]
New ministers on tight leash...
How much leeway will the country’s new cabinet be given? Picked to replace their predecessors connected to the ruling Rassemblement Constitutionnel Democratique (RCD) party that was driven from office by street protests, the "new" ministers in the transitional government named [. [...]
Revenge of RCD "old timers" against Trabelsi clan
Formed on January 17 following the flight of Zine el-Abidine and Leila Ben Ali, the transitional government led to the former elite of the ruling Rassemblement Constitutionnel Democratique (RCD) gaining the upper hand. However, the so-called RCD "technocrats," natives of [. [...]