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Ennahda threatened with more resignations

The resignation of prominent member of Ennahda Abdelhamid Jelassi has raised questions about the movement’s unity in Tunisia.
Rached Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda party, greets his supporters during a campaign event ahead of the parliamentary elections in Tunis, Tunisia October 3, 2019. Picture taken October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi - RC1EF9226400

TUNIS, Tunisia — Prominent leader and member of the Ennahda Shura Council Abdelhamid Jelassi announced his resignation from the Ennahda party in a long post on his official Facebook page March 7, in which he said that his political experience with Ennahda is completely over.

Observers said his resignation caused a tremor within Ennahda, as did the previous resignation of then-Prime Minister and Ennahda leader Hamadi Jebali on Dec. 11, 2014.

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