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Tunisian government to step down ahead of elections
Tunisian government to step down ahead of elections

CAIRO -- Approaching the third anniversary of the overthrow of a despotic leader, Tunisia has moved a step closer to holding its first presidential elections since the uprising that triggered the regional revolts known collectively as the Arab Spring. However, the process has been overshadowed by unrest. Tunisia's Constitutional Assembly has formed a commission that will oversee the balloting, paving the way for the Islamist-led Cabinet and Prime Minister Ali Larayedh to step down. The prime minister said that move could come as early as Thursday, in line with an earlier agreement between the country's dominant Islamist party, Nahda, which holds a parliamentary majority, and...

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