Tunisian parliament approves secular-Islamist coalition government

February 5, 2015 12:52 PM

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TUNIS, 5 (Reuters) - Tunisia's parliament approved a coalition cabinet on Thursday including secularists, Islamists and smaller parties, in the latest step in its transition to full democracy following a 2011 uprising.

The cabinet headed by Prime Minister Habib Essid, which includes members of the secularist Nidaa Tounes and the Islamist party Ennahda party, was approved by 166 members of the 217-seat parliament.

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