New Tunisian PM promises growth, reform and new hope

February 6, 2015 1:42 PM

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid promised quick reforms to stimulate growth as he took office on Friday at the head of a coalition government combining secular and Islamist parties.

‮‮‮‮‬‬‬‬‬‬Four years after toppling autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali‮‮‮‮‮‮ ‬‬‬‬‬‬and inspiring Arab Spring uprisings in nations like Egypt, Libya and Syria, Tunisia is widely praised as a model for the region, having held free elections last year and adopted a new constitution.

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