Tunisia's ruling Islamists accept assembly suspension

AFP , Wednesday 7 Aug 2013

At first opposed to the move, Tunisia's ruling Ennahda party accepts suspension of constitution-drafting body in hopes of the formation of a 'government of national unity'

Tunisia's ruling Islamist Ennahda party said Wednesday it accepted the suspension of the North African country's National Constituent Assembly and urged talks with its rivals on a national unity government.

"Despite our formal and legal reservations about this initiative, we hope it will serve as a catalyst for political adversaries to sit down at the negotiating table," a party statement said.

Ennahda said it hoped the assembly's suspension would lead to "the formation of a government of national unity".

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