27 Feb '11, 4pm

Tunisian PM quits amid new clashes

TUNIS :Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi announced Sunday his resignation, as security forces clashed with protesters demanding the removal of some ministers of the interim government. "I have decided to quit as prime minister," Ghannouchi told a news conference, saying he thought carefully before taking the decision which was supported by his family. "I am not running away from responsibility. This is to open the way for a new prime minister," he said. "I am not ready to be the person who takes decisions that would end up causing casualties," Ghannouchi said, as security forces clashed Sunday with anti-government protesters who were heading to the interior ministry. "This resignation will serve Tunisia, and the revolution and the future of Tunisia," he added. Protesters are demanding the removal of the interim government comprising members of the regime of Zine ...

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