Tunisia parties in final talks to choose new prime minister
Tunisia parties in final talks to choose new prime minister

UGTT Tunisian Union said that Tunisia's political parties were holding final talks today to choose an interim premier to end the country's political crisis, adding that the negotiations come a day after a candidate agreed on by the Islamist-led government and the mostly secular opposition.

Mediators in the crisis, which was sparked by the assassination of opposition MP " Mohammed Brahmi" by suspected jihadists in July, had originally given parties until 1100 GMT Saturday to make another choice, threatening to announce the talks' failure.

A journalist told "AFP" that" the announcement was postponed because representatives from the nearly 20 parties at the talks arrived late" , but the UGTT said on Facebook that the press conference at which the new candidate was to be announced has been pushed back until an unspecified time.

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