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Political bickering stalls Tunisian national dialogue

A number of political leaders are calling for the formation of a national salvation government in Tunisia after several successive governments have failed to solve the economic crisis.
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TUNIS — A government of national salvation is more than necessary in Tunisia amid the disruption of political dialogue among the ruling political elite, Lotfi Mraihi, head of the People's Republican Union Party, said March 28 in Gabes, southeast Tunisia, during a media briefing organized by his party.

Mraihi, whose party holds three out of 217 parliament seats, spoke against a backdrop of raging conflicts between the three top Tunisian leaders: President Kais Saied, Parliament Speaker Rachid Ghannouchi and Prime Minister Hisham Mechichi.

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