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Tunisia faces calls for government reshuffle

Tunisia has had eight governments since the 2011 revolution, and political parties are now calling for yet another government reshuffle and for the removal of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed.
Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed (C) poses during a group photo at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group) in Tunis, Tunisia April 4, 2018. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi - RC1CF686D080
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TUNIS, Tunisia — The Nidaa Tunis Party, which Prime Minister Youssef Chahed belongs to and which is one of the primary partners in the ruling coalition, released a statement May 29 saying that Chahed’s current government foresees a political crisis.

In the statement, Nidaa Tunis criticized those who oppose a government reshuffle by saying they are "looking out for the national interest and stability.” The party was referring to its partner in rule — Ennahda — whose head, Rached Ghannouchi, said May 28, “Maintaining the current government ensures stability for Tunisia.” 

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