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Ghanouchi: Belaid's killers 'want bloodbath' in Tunisia

Ghannouchi, Nahda leader, denounced the murder of a secular opposition leader, saying the killers wanted a "bloodbath" in Tunisia

AFP , Wednesday 6 Feb 2013

"They want a bloodbath but they won't succeed" in creating one, said Tunisia's ruling Islamist party Rached Ghannouchi, whose party has been blamed for the murder,  on Wednesday. "We can only condemn this cowardly act, which is aimed at (undermining) the revolution and the stability of Tunisia," he told AFP.

Chokri Belaid, a prominent figure in the coalition of leftist opposition parties and outspoken critic of the government, was shot dead as he left his home early on Wednesday. Belaid's family have accused Ennahda of being behind the murder, but Ghannouchi rejected the accusations and described them as a "settling of political scores."

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