Tunisia

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Mohammed Ghannouchi is the Prime Minister of Tunisia.

Tunisia Elections

Tunisia will be going for its first free elections ever since it got independence from France in 1956.

Tunisia Elections Timeline

  • January 15, 2011: Tunisia is struggling. Food is scare. Shopkeepers are no longer interested in doing business. Tunasian long term leader [Zine El Abidine Ben Ali]] is in exile somewhere in Saudi Arabia. But the country is going for elections soon. The Speaker of the Parliament has took power on a temporary basis and has promised elections. Reuters Africa reported that opposition leader Najib Chebbi had talks with the Prime Minister Ghannouchi and said that the country would be going for elections in 6 - 7 months time.
  • On January 21, 2011, Prime Minister, Rachid Ghannouchi appeared on television and announced he would end his political career after presidential and legislative elections expected in the next few months.
  • On January 24, 2011, Tunisian police fired tear gas at protesters who are demanding the removal of all allies of former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
  • On January 30, 2011, the Tunisian Islamist leader Rached Ghannouchi is set to return to his homeland from London after more than 20 years in exile, following the ousting of authoritarian ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
  • February 26, 2011: Election dates are advanced from September to mid-July 2011 following protests on the caretaker government to remove the interim prime minister Mohammed Ghannouchi.