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Tunisian Labour Union Urges New PM Appointment


TUNIS, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Tunisia’s powerful labour union on Tuesday urged the president to rapidly announce a new government some nine days after he seized executive control in a move his opponents called a coup.

President Kais Saied has defended his actions as constitutional and said he will govern alongside a new prime minister during an emergency period, but nine days after his intervention, he has yet to name one.

“We can’t wait 30 days for the announcement of a government,” said Sami Tahri, a spokesman for the UGTT union, one of Tunisia’s most powerful political forces.

“We must speed up the formation of the government to be able to face economic and health challenges,” he said.

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