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Tunisia PM's resignation sparks new political crisis

Prior to stepping down, Elyes Fakhfakh was under investigation for conflict of interest violations.

Just five months after taking office, Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh resigned today following pressure from the leading party in his coalition. 

Fakhfakh submitted his resignation to President Kais Saied, who now has two weeks to nominate a replacement. The prime minister-designate will then be tasked with forming a new government and getting parliamentary approval within two months. 

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