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Tunisia gripped by uncertainty

18 January 2011 Last updated at 15:22 GMT

Tuesday saw new demonstrations in Tunis and reports of protests elsewhere.

There have been protests at the inclusion of some members of the former government of President Ben Ali.

The Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi defended those ministers, and emphasised that the main challenge is of economic stability, the political crisis has cost Tunisia an estimated 2 billion dollars.

Mike Wooldridge reports.