Friday, January 14, 2011

Wow... That Was Quick ::: Prime minister takes over as Ben Ali flees Tunisian turmoil

Tunisian President Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali left office on Friday amid continuing anti-government unrest in the North African country.

His departure was confirmed in a televised address by Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi, who said he was taking over as interim president until new elections are organised. Ghannouchi also promised to adhere to the constitution and ease the spreading chaos.

According to al Jazeera TV, Ben Ali, who came to the presidency in 1987, has left the country. But his whereabouts remain unknown.

Earlier in the day, the authorities had declared a state of emergency in a violent face-off between protesters and police that has been spiralling out of control since mid-December, resulting in dozens of deaths.

France24 - Prime minister takes over as Ben Ali flees Tunisian turmoil

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