Parliamentary speaker becomes acting president: in Tunisia

Ahram Online, Saturday 15 Jan 2011

The prime minister is out of the picture

Parliamentary Speaker Fouad Mebazaa was appointed the new interim leader for 60 days until official presidential elections are held, in accordance with Article 57 of the Tunisian constitution -- ruling out any return to power by Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Ben Ali has officially been ousted from power, the country's Constitutional Council decided Saturday in a ruling published by the official news agency TAP.

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