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Leading Tunisian Islamist party under investigation for alleged foreign funding

Tunisia's largest party, Ennahda, is accused of accepting funding from abroad for its political campaigns, as political turmoil continues in the North African country.
Members of the Ennahda Islamist bloc attend a parliamentary session.

A Tunisian prosecutor announced an investigation into three political parties on Wednesday, including the Islamist Ennahda party. Tunisia has been gripped by political turmoil since the president sacked the government over the weekend.

Spokesperson for state financial prosecutors Mohsen Daly said that Ennahda, Heart of Tunisia and the Aish Tounsi group are under investigation for obtaining foreign funding for their electoral campaigns, the Tunisian news outlet Mosaique FM reported. The news was widely reported in Tunisian media.

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