Tunisian Prime Minister takes over as Ben Ali flees

Via France24:

Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi has taken over the country's interim presidency amid reports President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has left Tunisia in the wake of deadly protests against his 23-year rule.

Tunisian President Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali left office on Friday following 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.


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