Najla Bouden Romdhane, a little-known professor of geophysics who implemented World Bank projects at the Education Ministry, has been tasked to form a government as quickly as possible.
"The wrong political choices of the leadership of the Ennahda movement led to its isolation and failure," 113 senior officials from the party said in a joint statement.
Tunisia's judiciary says it is investigating the two biggest parties in parliament, Ennahda and Heart of Tunisia, which have both accused President Saied of launching a coup.
Country's biggest political party, Ennahda, orders its supporters not to resume a sit-in outside parliament, in a reversal of an earlier call by its leader Rached Ghannouchi to take to the streets.
Supporters of president as well as those of major political party Ennahda mobilise on streets across Tunisia, leading to violent confrontations threatening to draw in security forces or prompt a military power grab.
Parliament begins heated session to approve a major cabinet reshuffle, as president slams line-up and tensions run high in North African country.
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