PM Mohammed Ghannouchi
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Tunisian PM: 'I assume responsibilities of the President'

Tunisia's president has stepped down amid growing unrest on the streets of the capital and other towns and cities.

Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi said he would be taking over from President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

A state of emergency has been declared amid protests over corruption, unemployment and rising prices.

  • 14 Jan 2011