Tunisian protesters rally against government

15 August 2013

Thousands call for Islamist-led Ennahda to step down

Tens of thousands of secularists called for the departure of the Islamist-led ruling coalition, Ennahda, in Tunis on 13 August. Another rally was held by Islamists supporting the ruling party in the Tunisian capital on the same day, but no clashes erupted.

A day after the protests, Hamadi Jebali, secretary-general of Ennahda, said he supports the formation of a non-partisan cabinet to lead the country to elections in six months’ time.

Street demonstrations have been taking place in the country since the end of July, following the assassination of opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi, leader of the Popular Movement party. Earlier this year, secular opposition leader Chokri Belaid was also killed.

 

A MEED Subscription...

Subscribe or upgrade your current MEED.com package to support your strategic planning with the MENA region’s best source of business information. Proceed to our online shop below to find out more about the features in each package.

Get Notifications