- Middle East/North Africa
Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali resigned Tuesday after his attempt to form a government of technocrats and end a political crisis failed.
"I vowed that if my initiative did not succeed, I would resign and ... I have already done so," Jebali told a news conference after meeting with President Moncef Marzouki.
Jebali had proposed forming a cabinet of apolitical technocrats to end protests and turmoil caused by the assassination of secular opposition politician Chokri Belaid.