Tunisian Prime Minister Jebali quits‬

Tunisian Prime Minister Jebali quits‬

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Tue, 19/02/2013 - 20:30

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.