Tunisian president sacks interior minister

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Posted: Mar 28, 2011 12:54 PM
Tunisian president sacks interior minister

The official news agency says Tunisia's interim president has fired the interior minister.

The TAP agency says President Fouad Mebazaa fired Farhat Rajhi from the post just weeks after the minister shepherded through the dissolution of the longtime former ruling party. It did not provide details on the reasons for sacking.

The Monday report said Habib Essid, an American-educated economist who served as an adviser to the prime minister, will take up the post.

The sacking comes as many Tunisians demand more transparency from the government following the ouster of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, which sparked a wave of unrest across much of the Arab world.