Party in Tunisia's ruling coalition calls to dissolve government

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Posted: Jul 29, 2013 10:10 AM
Party in Tunisia's ruling coalition calls to dissolve government

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's Ettakatol party, part of the ruling coalition led by the Islamist Ennahda party, called on Monday for the dissolution of the government to stave off a growing political crisis.

"We have called for the dissolution of the government in favor of a new unity government that would represent the broadest form of consensus," Lobni Jribi, a party leader, told Reuters.

"If Ennahda refuses this suggestion, we will withdraw from government."

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)