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Tunisian interim cabinet meets

01-21-2011 13:48 BJT

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Ministers in Tunisia's new multiparty Cabinet have met for four hours and come out showing a united front, and announcing new moves.

The government declared three days of national mourning. It also held a moment of silence for the dozens of people killed in nearly a month of unrest leading up to the departure of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

It suggested that Islamists imprisoned under Ben Ali would receive amnesty. The government pledged to restore goods and real estate appropriated by the ruling party under Ben Ali, to reopen schools shuttered by violence and remove security forces stationed at universities.

It also promised to make security the top priority, to prepare for new presidential elections and speed up political reforms.



Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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