Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Two female MPs of the parliamentary bloc of Nidaa Tounes resigned from the party on Monday, bringing the number of those who have resigned to 21 members out of 86.

A resigned member from Nidaa Tounes Walid El-Gallad named the two MPs as Huda Slim and Rabha Bin Hussein.

Tunisian Radio Shems FM quoted El-Gallad as saying that there are eight other members who announced their resignations from the party as a first step.

This leaves the moderate Islamist party Ennahda, previously the minor coalition party, with a parliamentary majority.

The Nidaa Tounes party has been plagued by continuous resignations as a result of internal divisions and the resignation of the former Secretary General Mohsen Marzouk from the party.

Source: Middle East Monitor.

Link: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/africa/23297-mp-resignations-leave-tunisias-ennahda-party-with-parliamentary-majority.