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Tunisian new gov't hold 1st meeting

01-21-2011 18:42 BJT

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Tunisians have begun three days of national mourning to pay respect to dozens who died in protests that drove the president Ben Ali out of the country and into a political wilderness.

Seventy eight civilians were killed during a month of protests, many were shot by police during the demonstrations. Meanwhile, Tunisia's new government held its first meeting, hoping it can reunite the country.

A government spokesman said that the multi-party government pledged to make security their top priority, and prepare for new presidential elections while also speeding up political reforms. But, some Tunisians are angry that the new Cabinet is dominated by politicians from the long-ruling RCD party, which was founded by Ben Ali.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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