Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi
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Tunisian PM announces new government

Tunisia has formed a national unity government, the country's prime minister has announced, days after a popular revolt ousted the president.

The foreign, interior and defence ministers are to retain their jobs, with several opposition figures joining the government.

The government will be led by incumbent Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi, and aims to prepare Tunisia for elections.

He also announced a series of measures to open up political and media freedom.

  • 17 Jan 2011
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