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Tunisia PM calls for new elections following unrest

Thousands of protesters have been out on the streets in Tunisia after the assassination of a senior opposition leader, Chokri Belaid.

Police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of people protesting against his killing in Tunis and other towns.

On Wednesday evening, the country's prime minister dissolved the cabinet and called for new elections.

Allan Little reports.

  • 06 Feb 2013
  • From the section Africa
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