How the government will handle this crisis will shape the trajectory of the rest of its tenure.
Former finance minister Elyes Fakhfakh was named prime minister-designate by Tunisia's president Kais Saied at the end of January and tasked with forming a government within a month.
The former finance minister, Elyes Fakhfakh, has a month to form a coalition capable of winning a confidence vote in parliament by a simple majority.
President Saied has 10 days to try to build a coalition that can command a majority in parliament.
On a surprise visit to Tunis, Turkish President Erdogan said he discussed possible steps for a ceasefire in Libya with his Tunisian counterpart, Kais Saied, and will consider sending Turkish troops upon Libyan government’s request.
French foreign policy failures in Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Syria have greatly diminished its role in the Middle East.
Independent outsider and law professor wins landslide victory in presidential runoff, sweeping aside his rival, media magnate Nabil Karoui, exit poll shows.
Tunisians are going to choose the president among a populist tycoon who just got out of jail against a conservative professor in a runoff vote on Sunday.
The vote comes two weeks after the first round of a presidential election that swept aside traditional political parties in favour of independent candidates, a trend likely to be repeated in the ballot for MPs.
Neither candidate has ever held political office but they beat out two prime ministers and the candidate for the moderate religious party Ennahdha.
Tunisia is the only Arab country to have emerged with a viable civil society and democracy after the Arab Spring, but the system is on the ropes as authoritarianism casts its shadow over the country.
Kais Saied, a law professor, and Nabil Karoui, a media mogul, will face off in the October runoff election according to an exit poll by Sigma Conseil.
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