Hamadi Jebali (right) greets Tunisia's armed forces chief of staff General Rachid Ammar yesterday
Tunisia's Hamadi Jebali, the number two in the moderate Islamist party that won October elections, has been tasked with forming the country's new government, the presidency said on Wednesday. © FETHI BELAID - AFP
Hamadi Jebali (right) greets Tunisia's armed forces chief of staff General Rachid Ammar yesterday
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Last updated: December 14, 2011

Tunisia's Jebali tasked with forming government

Tunisia's Hamadi Jebali, the number two in the moderate Islamist party that won October elections, has been tasked with forming the country's new government, the presidency said on Wednesday.

"The president of the Tunisian Republic Moncef Marzouki has decided to charge Hamadi Jebali with forming the government," the president's office said in a statement a day after Marzouki was official sworn in.

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