Tunisia premier faces parliamentary rejection of new government

January 26, 2015 10:38 AM

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Tunisia premier faces parliamentary rejection of new government

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid's new cabinet faced rejection by parliament on Monday after another party said it would oppose his choice of ministers in a vote to ratify the country's new government.

A rejection by parliament would be the first defeat for the secular party Nidaa Tounes since it won October legislative elections. President Beji Caid Essebsi would then have to appoint a new premier to form a cabinet.

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