Tunisia to announce unity government

In a sign of just how deeply entrenched the former dictator was, there are still skirmishes involving his military security. The Guardian:

Police arrested dozens of people, including the head of security, Ali Seriati and his deputy, who were charged with conspiring against state security, aggressive acts and “provoking disorder, murder and pillaging,” the TAP state news agency reported.

Against the backdrop of sporadic gun battles, the prime minister, Mohamed Ghannouchi, promised rapid action to fill the power vacuum and restore order.

“Tomorrow we will announce the new government, which will open a new page in the history of Tunisia,” he said in a brief statement.

Reuters reported three opposition leaders would take posts in the new coalition, but the current interior and foreign ministers would keep their jobs.

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