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Tunisia's premier to resign - report

Africa

Tunis - Tunisia's Islamist Prime Minister Ali Larayedh will resign on Thursday, handing power to a caretaker administration in a deal with opponents to put the country's transition to democracy back on track, the state news agency said.

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Tunisian Islamist premier Ali Larayedh seen on December 25, 2013 at the Constituent Assembly in Tunis. Picture: FETHI BELAID

“The prime minister ... has declared he will hand his resignation to the president on Thursday afternoon,” said a statement from the president's office according to state news agency TAP.

Three years after an uprising against autocrat Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia is in the final stages of establishing a full democracy that would be a rare bright spot in an unstable region. - Reuters

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